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Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Hue Jackson on DeShone Kizer starting Saturday night in Tampa Bay: "I don't ever want to put something on someone too soon if they're not ready. But he's demonstrated that he's ready, so let's give him a chance to see if he can do it."

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Hue Jackson confirmed that Brock Osweiler will not play Saturday night in Tampa Bay. "I want to see the young guys," Jackson said, referring to DeShone Kizer, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Hue Jackson was asked why he didn't put the opening game starting quarterback decision to bed when he named DeShone Kizer the starter for the third preseason game. His response: "Well it's in the bed. … So I'm very close to putting it to bed." Jackson said the Browns clearly are trending toward starting Kizer in opener, and it would take a really bad night in Tampa for Kizer not to start against the Steelers.

End of the road for Osweiler as a starter? (1:20)
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4hPat McManamon

Browns pick Kizer to start, eye Osweiler trade

Rookie QB DeShone Kizer will start for the Browns on Saturday, as a source tells ESPN's Jeremy Fowler that the team has renewed its effort to trade Brock Osweiler.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

One could say the decision to start DeShone Kizer is courageous, but it's not like Hue Jackson had much choice. The other two QBs did little with their opportunity, and Kizer is the future. He earned the start.

Kizer separates himself from Osweiler (1:27)

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

As the Browns name rookie DeShone Kizer their starter for preseason Week 3, and possibly the regular season, it's important to remember the true parameters of any QB decision. It's not about whether he is "ready." It's whether he is the best QB on the roster. To be clear, the best QB on the roster might not be "ready" to start. Such is the Browns' situation. Kizer is better than Brock Osweiler, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan. It's all relative.

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20hPat McManamon

Browns release veteran DL Desmond Bryant

Browns defensive lineman Desmond Bryant was attempting a comeback, but there was no room at a crowded position in Cleveland.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns have released veteran DL Desmond Bryant. Bryant has been with the Browns since 2013, but missed all of last season with a torn pectoral muscle.

Kornheiser says anthem protest is about 'teammates and race' (1:00)

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Hue Jackson on his upcoming announcement of the starting QB: "I think I feel pretty good about where I am. I have been feeling pretty good about what I feel and what I think for a little while now, but you have to let things, as I have always said, play out."

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Middle linebacker Tank Carder suffered an ACL injury in Monday's game. Carder will require surgery and miss the season. That means that the starting middle linebacker will be Joe Schobert.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Hue Jackson was asked on a conference call if he had an announcement on the quarterback. His answer: "Today's Tuesday. Got another day."

Is Kap's message getting lost in the shuffle? (1:58)
Browns' unity proves protest transcends football (1:23)
Peppers on taking a knee: 'We gotta unite in some way' (1:17)

2017 Draft Picks

1(1)Myles GarrettDETexas A&M
1(25)Jabrill PeppersSMichigan
1(29)David NjokuTEMiami (FL)
2(20)DeShone KizerQBNotre Dame
3(1)Larry OgunjobiDTCharlotte
4(20)Howard WilsonCBHouston
5(16)Roderick JohnsonOTFlorida State
6(1)Caleb BrantleyDTFlorida
7(6)Zane GonzalezPKArizona State
7(34)Matthew DayesRBNorth Carolina State

Team Stats

Passing Yards204.028th
Rushing Yards107.019th
Points For16.531st
Points Against28.330th