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Browns WR Antonio Callaway was benched for ‘disciplinary reasons’ in Week 10

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During the Cleveland Browns’ 19-16 victory over the Buffalo Bills in Week 10, wide receiver Antonio Callaway was benched by head coach Freddie Kitchens. The reasoning provided was due to ‘disciplinary reasons’ but specifics were never mentioned.

When asked about the situation, Kitchens told reporters that the situation is ‘between Antonio and I’ but was adamant about not providing further details.

“That’s between Antonio and I,’’ coach Freddie Kitchens said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “That’s between Antonio and I.”

In Cabot’s report, she mentioned that Callaway was ‘about 20 minutes late for something’ and that could potentially be the cause of being a healthy scratch against the Bills.

One source told cleveland.com that Callaway was about 20 minutes late for something.

Callaway, who wasn’t on the injury report, participated in pregame warmups, but never got in uniform.

Regardless of the reason for being benched, the Browns need Callaway to turn his season around. He has totaled just 89 receiving yards and no touchdowns on 8 receptions in 4 appearances so far during his 2019 campaign.

That lack of production can partly be attributed to the Browns bolstering their wide receiver rotation at the top of the depth chart with Odell Beckham Jr. However, Callaway has done little to maintain a regular role in the team’s offense.

The former 4th round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft was coming off a rookie season that featured appearances in all 16 regular-season games and included 11 starts. He racked up 586 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns. The decline in his production has been concerning.