Besides WR Terrelle Pryor, the Cleveland Browns ended this past Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots with no other quarterbacks who could play the position. Everyone wondered, “is Kevin Hogan [practice squad rookie quarterback] going to be the next quarterback to get the call-up?” Fortunately, there is actually some good news regarding the position.
Let’s start with Hue Jackson’s press conference this morning. He said that X-rays were negative on the chest/rib injuries for QB Cody Kessler and that chances are he would be available for this week’s game against the Tennessee Titans. The other big news is that Jackson said QB Josh McCown will have the opportunity to practice this week. If both are available for Sunday’s game against the Titans, Jackson will make the decision at that point.
During locker room interviews, McCown told reporters that he will practice on Wednesday and hopes to play on Sunday:
QB Josh McCown excited to return to practice; hopes to be able to play Sunday but not sure; said whether or not he starts not up to him— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) October 10, 2016
#Browns QB Josh McCown said he'll practice Wednesday and believes it's realistic he could play Sunday. Fractured left collarbone Sept. 18.— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) October 10, 2016
For the few of you wondering about QB Charlie Whitehurst, his injury doesn’t appear to be too serious either; Jackson labeled him as “day-to-day” with a knee injury.
C Cameron Erving will also return to practice this week. Whenever he is ready health-wise, he will be back in the starting lineup.