Browns quarterback Josh McCown has a shoulder injury that Browns coach Hue Jackson described as a deep sprain Monday.
Kessler, who struggled in the preseason, is currently the only other quarterback on the active roster. The Browns added Kevin Hogan, a fifth-round pick of the Chiefs last April, to their practice squad earlier this month.
Jackson said the team will “do everything [it] can” to add another quarterback and would prefer to add one with experience. That indicates the Browns will explore trade opportunities in addition to looking at what’s a thin pool of available veteran free agents.
McCown started vs. the Ravens after opening day starter Robert Griffin was placed on injured reserve. McCown suffered some sort of shoulder or arm injury in the first quarter vs. the Ravens and was taken to the locker room but finished the game.
Jackson said he believes Kessler will be ready to play Sunday and that promoting Hogan from the practice squad is “a possibility” dependent upon what other moves the team makes.