CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Clipboard Jesus, we hardly knew ye.
The Browns terminated the contract of veteran quarterback Charlie Whitehurst on Tuesday and elevated quarterback Kevin Hogan from the practice squad along with defensive end Gabe Wright.
Whitehurst, who sustained a left knee injury late in the fourth quarter of the Browns’ 33-13 loss to the New England Patriots in relief of starter Cody Kessler, received an injury settlement from the team.
Kessler sustained a rib/chest injury with 1:20 left in the opening quarter forcing Whitehurst into action. Whitehurst, signed on Sept. 20 after Josh McCown broke his collarbone in a 25-20 loss to the Ravens on Sept. 18, completed 14 of 24 passes for 182 yards including a touchdown and interception in the loss to New England.
Hogan was selected by Kansas City in the fifth round of the 2016 draft and spent the first 5 weeks of the season on the Browns’ practice squad. At Stanford, Hogan completed 727 of 1,103 passes for 9,385 yards, 75 touchdowns and 29 interceptions and also rushed for 1,249 yards and 15 touchdowns.
The Browns enter yet another week with questions about who may or may not be available at quarterback. Browns head coach Hue Jackson said Monday the Kessler is day-to-day and McCown will return to practice Wednesday.
McCown said Monday that regardless if he starts, he hopes to be available to play Sunday when the Browns travel to Tennessee.