Cody Kessler to start for Browns on Sunday

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The Browns won’t be making a change at starting quarterback this weekend.

Cody Kessler left last Sunday’s game with injured ribs, but the early word on his chances of playing against the Titans in Week Six was good and things haven’t gotten any worse as the week played out. Kessler advanced from being a limited participant on Wednesday to a full practice on Thursday, which was all coach Hue Jackson needed to confirm that Kessler will make his fourth start in a row.

It’s less clear who the Browns will turn to in the event that Kessler needs relief again this week. They promoted rookie Kevin Hogan from the practice squad and dropped Charlie Whitehurst from the roster on Tuesday, but remain hopeful that Josh McCown can be on the 46-man roster this Sunday.

Jackson said he doesn’t know if McCown, who is recovering from a broken collarbone, will be ready to go after returning to practice on Wednesday.