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Browns sign 3rd QB to active roster

Jeff Driskel replaces DTR, gives Cleveland options as playoffs approach

Arizona Cardinals v Cleveland Browns Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images

One thing we know for certain is that Cleveland Browns GM Andrew Berry is rarely sitting by and watching things happen. The day after the Browns clinched a playoff spot, Berry went back to work to prepare his team for Week 18 and the postseason.

With QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson out for the season with a hip injury and QB PJ Walker brought back to the active roster, Cleveland’s quarterback room was missing a third player. With injuries all over the place and only a small chance to move up from the fifth seed, the Browns might rest QB Joe Flacco in Week 18.

In that case, Walker would need a backup and Berry, reportedly, delivered one today in the form of Jeff Driskel:

As noted, Driskel was signed off the Arizona Cardinals practice squad.


The team has since announced the move and has waived DE Sam Kamara to make room for Driskel.

Drafted in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL draft, Driskel has played in 23 games including 11 starts. Nine of those starts came with the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland’s Week 18 opponent, back in 2018.

For his career, Driskel has completed just under 60% of his passes for 2,228 yards, 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions.