Browns promote Hogan, release Whitehurst with injury settlement

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The Browns have made another quarterback move, promoting rookie Kevin Hogan from the practice squad and releasing Charlie Whitehurst with an injury settlement.

Whitehurst was injured in the fourth quarter of last week’s loss to the Patriots. Whitehurst was playing because rookie Cody Kessler was injured in the first quarter.

Hogan was drafted by the Chiefs in the fifth round last spring and signed to the Browns practice squad shortly after being released by the Chiefs in September.

Five players have taken snaps at quarterback for the Browns this season: Robert Griffin III, Josh McCown, Kessler, Whitehurst and former quarterback turned starting wide receiver Terrelle Pryor.

McCown suffered a broken collarbone in Week 2. He’s supposed to return to practice this week.

The Browns also promoted defensive tackle Gabe Wright.

23 responses to “Browns promote Hogan, release Whitehurst with injury settlement

  1. Cant blame this man for getting free pay checks … NFL teams are smart they know what they are getting what they have and what a player can do… Charlie milked it for all its worth and now hes financially set for life for it! lol

  2. I would like to see what somebody like Tom Brady could do in a Brownie’s uniform. Would he still be the GOAT, or would he all of a sudden suck because he’s a Cleveland Brown?

  3. I loved Kevin hogan in the drsft process. He has a skill set similar to Andrew luck, except he’s not as good of a pure passer.mthey called him Andrew luck-lite at college. He’s big, smart and can run he qb keeper. He’s good! He’s probably as good as any qb who has taken snaps for the Browns.

  4. All jokes aside, they’ve had some pretty bad luck with QB injuries this year. It’s just game five and they’ve had four QBs injured? That’s pretty rotten luck. They were pretty awful before and the fact they are even keeping some games close it’s amazing. I can’t envision them winning a game this year though. The good news is they get to audition a number of QBs to see if they can play. Kessler seemed to be playing well before he got hurt.

  5. I am a little surprised by this. Whitehurst looked somewhat coherent running the offense. Made some nice throws. Seemed like he was rusty more than he was lousy. Wasn’t his fault the best ground game in the NFL managed only 30 yards. A running game could have helped relieve some of that pressure. But they know more than I do. Of course, they did make a conscious decision to not draft Carson Wentz, because he wasn’t the right “fit” for their team, so there is that….

  6. Bl00dwerK says:
    Oct 11, 2016 2:03 PM
    I would like to see what somebody like Tom Brady could do in a Brownie’s uniform. Would he still be the GOAT, or would he all of a sudden suck because he’s a Cleveland Brown?
    ++++++++++++++

    Look no further than SD or NOLA for your answer. Rivers and Brees rip it up and it makes no difference in the standings

  7. Over the last 17 years, the Browns have probably had 40% of the available NFL quarterbacks starting games for them.

  8. “I am a little surprised by this. Whitehurst looked somewhat coherent running the offense. Made some nice throws. Seemed like he was rusty more than he was lousy.”

    You must not understand that he had to leave game and got injury settlement because he was….er…. injured?

  9. I remembet some years back when John Friese was 3rd QB for the Patriots. No announcer or commentator or analyst could mention his name without saying “the veteran, John Friese.”

  10. Kevin Hogan was a very good college quarterback. He should have the same skills in the NFL and be very productive.

    Does anyone know why Hogan was cut by the Chiefs?

    Also, is he related to the wide-receiver Hogan on the Patriots?

  11. I think Dak Prescott got a DUI on purpose so he didn’t get drafted by the Browns in round 2.

    The guy was a round 2 QB as everyone following the draft was saying. Cook or Prescott after Wentz, Goff and Lynch. Cook seemed a bit toolish and Prescott said everything right.

    So Kessler who couldn’t throw the ball downfield at USC and still can’t is the back-up QB of the future. It must frustrate the crap out of Browns fans to have 3 QB’s who look vrey legit (Lynch, Prescott and Wentz) off somewhere else while Hogan becomes the 1000th QB to start for the Browns since their return to the NFL.

  12. One of the (many) problems facing the Browns is that they can’t figure out who’s driving the bus. The owner brought in a bunch of analytics guys, but he also hired an old-school head coach. So when it came time to pick a QB, the analytics pointed directly to Dak Prescott (see the Football Outsiders’ analysis for details), but the old-school coach said no, I know this kid from USC, he’s gonna be great, we’re taking him. So they took Kessler over Prescott, and they’ll be regretting it for about 15 years. Question: Does that fiasco mean that when the team prepares for next year’s draft, the team will have learned to follow through on its analytics and to tell Hue Jackson to shut up? Answer: Have the Browns ever shown an ability to learn any useful lessons?

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