The Browns, being the Browns, may not declare Seneca Wallace the starting quarterback until they absolutely have to.
But we can end the drama. Jake Delhomme will not practice for the third straight day Friday. Browns coach Eric Mangini said he’s hopeful Delhomme will miss only one game if he sits out Sunday, but he wouldn’t rule out Delhomme for the home opener yet.
“He knows the gameplan. I’d have total confidence in [Jake],” Mangini said.
Browns fans think Wallace should take the starting job if he wins, but we don’t see it. The Browns seem unlikely to give Delhomme the hook if he’s healthy until they are ready to bench him for good. That won’t happen so early in the year.
While Delhomme is out, linebacker D’Qwell Jackson (pectoral) will practice in a limited fashion for the first time since early August. Defensive tackle Shaun Rogers will also return to work and should play Sunday.