Call it a miracle, but the Cleveland Browns have rehabbed a quarterback.
After sitting out most of the Patriots’ game due to injury, Cody Kessler is set to return for the Browns this Sunday against the Titans.
"Kessler practiced [in] full," Jackson said, via the Browns’ Twitter account. "I think he's ready to go."
The Pats forced Kessler out of the game after an unexpected blitz crushed the rookie signalcaller and led to a safety. Kessler has since overcome his rib injury.
The status of the team’s veteran backup, Josh McCown, is uncertain. The journeyman has sat out since Week 2 with a broken collarbone, but began throwing yesterday and today.
Should McCown be ruled out, rookie Kevin Hogan will assume the role of the No. 2 man. The club cut Charlie Whitehurst loose earlier this week.
Center Cameron Erving will return to action this week, Jackson said, calling the second-year player “ready to go.” Erving left the Ravens’ game in Week 2 with a bruised lung.
With Erving back, the Browns plan to slide John Greco back to right guard. Greco snapped the ball well but missed blitzes as center last week.
With Joel Bitonio out for an extended period of time, the Browns have a hole to fill at left guard. Alvin Bailey and Jonathan Cooper, recently claimed off waivers from the Patriots, look to be the most likely candidates to take Bitonio’s place. Bailey appears to be the best man for the job, having been with the team longer.
Let’s hope the Browns can stave off injuries against the Titans so the club can avoid the headaches that come with shuffling starters and roles.