Hue Jackson Says QB DeShone Kizer Played His Best Game Vs Lions

In the rookie quaraterback DeShone Kizer’s first game since Hue Jackson tried to trade for his old Bengals QB AJ McCarron last week, Kizer topped any other performance of his season, Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer reports.

“I thought DeShone played probably the best game he’s played,” said Jackson.

And if he hadn’t had to leave the game for awhile in the second half with a rib injury, who knows what may have happened? The score was tied 24-24 when he left late in the third quarter, and he had the offense rolling.

X-rays were negative, and he returned to the game for the final drive with 4:28 left. By then, Lions quarterback Matt Stafford had turned into a TD machine, throwing three straight in the second half to produce the final margin.

“Yeah, every game so far I’ve felt pretty confident that I was getting better,” Kizer said. “I was able to play the whole game, wasn’t benched, wasn’t in a situation in which I was turning the ball over earlier in the game. Got a little rhythm going, so yeah, I think this was my best outing yet.”

Vikings vs Browns (in London) Wednesday Injury Report

MINNESOTA VIKINGS at CLEVELAND BROWNS
MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday QB Sam Bradford (knee), T Riley Reiff (knee), G Jeremiah Sirles (knee), DE Stephen Weatherly (knee)
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday CB Mackensie Alexander (hip), CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring), WR Stefon Diggs (groin, ankle), G Nick Easton (calf), WR Michael Floyd (hamstring), QB Case Keenum (chest)
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday WR Laquon Treadwell (toe)
CLEVELAND BROWNS
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DT Trevon Coley (neck), DE Myles Garrett (concussion), CB Jason McCourty (ankle), DT Larry Ogunjobi (groin), S Jabrill Peppers (toe)
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday WR Kenny Britt (knee, groin), LB James Burgess (knee), LB Jamie Collins (shoulder), CB Jamar Taylor (ribs)
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday WR Sammie Coates (hamstring)

DeShone Kizer Looking Like He’ll Be Back Under Center Sunday for the Browns

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Kevin Hogan wasn’t the hero Hue Jackson was hoping he’d be in a 33-17 rout by the Texans, and he’s leaning toward reinstating DeShone Kizer as the starter for Sunday’s game against the Titans, Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer reports.

He also made it clear that he’s not even considering Cody Kessler, who’s been inactive and in streetclothes as the third quarterback for the first six games.

“No, if I change quarterback, I’m going back to DeShone,” said Jackson, after dropping to 0-6 for the second straight season and third time since 1999. “That was never a different type of thought that way. I told you guys I wanted to him to see the game from a different lens.”

“Between almost every series, I had conversations with DeShone,” said Jackson. “I wanted to make sure he was learning and growing in what he saw. We went back and forth on things. He was really into it. I thought he saw some things that he can grow from. I heard growth out of him. I think that’s what matters.”

Steelers at Browns NFL Week One Inactives

Steelers:

Daniel McCullers (DT)
Jerald Hawkins (OT)
Bud Dupree (LB)
Matt Feiler (OT)
Brian Allen (CB)
Joshua Dobbs (QB)
Justin Hunter (WR)

Browns:

Howard Wilson (CB)
Myles Garrett (DE)
Caleb Brantley (DT)
Reggie Davis (WR)
Cody Kessler (QB)
T.Y. McGill (DT)

Bud Light Kicks Off 2017 NFL Season With All-New Browns Cans

Bud Light - Cleveland Browns 2017 can

Bud Light’s team-specific cans are back once again for the 2017 NFL season, with 28 new designs that feature the official logo and catchphrase or rallying cry for each NFL franchise. And for the first time, this initiative is being rolled out in both 12-ounce cans as well as 16-ounce aluminum bottles.

In addition to showing off your team pride, each can features a Snapcode that will unlock a chance to win Super Bowl LII tickets, an interactive Bud Bowl-style game and team-specific Snapchat filters when consumers take a photo of the Snapcode.

As you can see in the photo above, Cleveland’s can is a reference to the Dawg Pound, the fans’ famous end-zone abode at FirstEnergy Stadium, with the slogan “Beware of Dawgs”.

This year’s NFL cans are currently on shelves in select markets, and will be available nationwide later this month. You can also snag a bottle (not a can) during any home games at FirstEnergy Stadium.

What do you think of the new Bud Light Cleveland Browns can?

Browns Looking to Deal Osweiler After Kizer Named Starter for Third Preseason Game

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The Browns, after naming rookie DeShone Kizer as the starting quarterback for their third preseason game, have renewed their attempt to trade veteran Brock Osweiler, Pat McManamon of ESPN.com reports.

Browns coach Hue Jackson named Kizer as the starter for Saturday’s preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a statement released Wednesday morning, saying the former Notre Dame star is “certainly positioning himself well to earn the starting job heading into the regular season.”

Osweiler, who is due a guaranteed salary of $16 million for 2017, is not expected to play Saturday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Asked whether he would ask for a trade, Osweiler told ESPN, “that’s something I’m going to stay away from.”

“I’ve told you guys all along, I’m always going to just focus on the things that I can control,” Osweiler said. “Right now, that’s being a great teammate, that’s continuing to prepare, be a pro, stay in the playbook and continue to strive to be a better player every day.”

The Browns acquired Osweiler in May as a throw-in on a deal that sent Houston’s second round draft pick in 2018 to Cleveland. The Browns listened to trade offers then, but kept Osweiler after not finding a deal they liked.

Jackson Says He’d Like to Name a Starting QB For the Season Opener by Wednesday

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On Wednesday, Hue Jackson will end the suspense and name his starting quarterback not only for Saturday night’s dress rehearsal game in Tampa, but for the season opener against the Steelers, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

“I kind of want to put this thing to bed by Wednesday,” Jackson said after Monday night’s 10-6 victory over the Giants. “I kind of want to say, ‘Here is where we are going’ and just move forward in that direction.”

Jackson is confident that he’s ‘seen enough’ to make the right decision.

“I’ve done this long enough in my career and know what it looks like and what it feels like and what it should be,” he said. “I feel pretty good about it. We’ll travel in that direction. If I feel like after watching the tape we need to wait a little longer, we’ll wait a little longer. I just feel like we are at the point where we can move forward and feel good about it.”

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