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.