Browns have chance to get Cody Kessler back, and maybe Josh McCown too

AP

The Browns are feeling better about the chances of quarterback Cody Kessler playing this week, and he may soon have some company.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Josh McCown has been cleared to practice Wednesday after his Sept. 18 broken collarbone, edging their first Plan B closer to the lineup.

“Practice first, right? He has to practice first,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said of McCown. “He’s going to go out there and throw it around and move around and see how he feels. . . .

“We will have three guys standing out there. We’ll be able to pick somebody out of the group.”

He was half-joking about that last part (we think), but the Browns season has been the usual meat-grinder for quarterbacks there. Robert Griffin III is on injured reserve, then McCown got hurt, and then Kessler took a hard shot to the chest and ribs in Sunday’s loss to the Patriots.

That left Charlie Whitehurst (who suffered some degree of knee injury) and even wide receiver Terrelle Pryor taking snaps, since Brian Sipe was not available. But they’re hopeful Kessler will be able to go this week against the Titans.

“As I said, there’s nothing broken [for Kessler],” said Jackson. “There’s a good chance that he’ll have an opportunity to be out there this week. . . .

“I’m talking about the game. Hopefully, the game. Yeah, if he is going to practice, I would hope that he has a good chance to be in the game, too.”

Of course, the Browns need any and all options at the position, and the way this season has gone, they’ll likely need more.

17 responses to “Browns have chance to get Cody Kessler back, and maybe Josh McCown too

  1. They’re 0-5 and need to play out the season to see what they really have in Cody Kessler or whether they should wait for Deshaun Watson or even trade for Garoppolo. Josh McCown is a solid backup and mentor for any team grooming a young quarterback.

  2. My Titans are 0-2 against the Browns going back to 2014. Despite all the problems I could still see the Browns making it 0-3 this weekend because at the end of the day it is the Titans.

  3. Wow, good for Josh and Cody. I’ll bet they’re in the locker room flipping a coin to see who has to start.

  4. “They’re 0-5 and need to play out the season to see what they really have in Cody Kessler or whether they should wait for Deshaun Watson or even trade for Garoppolo. Josh McCown is a solid backup and mentor for any team grooming a young quarterback.”

    Actually they need to fix their Oline and get that up to par or it doesn’t matter what they do for a QB. Their QBs keep getting injured for a reason. They have one good lineman in Thomas and the rest are not particularly good.

  5. Let Kessler play to see what we have in him. Chances are good that McCown will play again at some point this season as Kessler will probably get injured again.

  6. jags2daship says:
    Oct 11, 2016 10:07 AM
    They need to create a tinder type site for crappy QB’s. The browns could go looking for a couple new ones each week. Joey Harrington are you still alive?

    Jeff George is still looking for another chance.

  7. Kessler hasn’t played poorly. Third rd pick, number three on the depth chart. He’s fairly accurate at almost 67% completions and a better passer rating than Aaron Rodgers…without two of his better receivers. Forget McCown and RGIII, let this dude play.

  8. Worst offensive line in the league, bar none. I bet the Browns regret treating Alex Mack like dirt now.

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