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Cleveland Browns Won’t Rush DeShone Kizer Into Action This Season

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The Cleveland Browns haven’t had much, if any, luck when it comes to finding a legitimate franchise quarterback.

When the Browns drafted Notre Dame quarterback Deshone Kizer in the 2nd-round of the 2017 NFL Draft, it was immediately speculated the Kizer could start the season under center.

While Kizer will be in competition with Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiler and Kevin Hogan, executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown insisted that the team won’t rush the rookie onto the field.

Brown said that the team will give Kizer the “chance to come in and solidify himself as an NFL quarterback”, per 92.3 The Fan.

“Ideally we’d be able to come in and give DeShone some time, and again, Hue [Jackson] talked about this. .. making sure he understands that he doesn’t feel like he has to have the pressure on him to be the week one starter or even the 2017 starter at some point. We like Cody, we like Brock, we like Kevin and he doesn’t need to feel that pressure,” Brown said.

Cleveland was reportedly, according the ESPN’s Adam Schefter, still trying to work out a deal for New England Patriots signal caller Jimmy Garoppolo but were rebuffed yet again.

“We won’t rest until we solidify that position,” Brown told 92.3 The Fan. “It’s not solidified right now, so we know we need the guys here to work their tails off, and Hue is going to develop them as much as possible and push them to be their best and we also know that until we get it solidified, we’re going to continue looking for players all over the league and in college.

“That may be in next year’s draft, it may be in free agency, it may be via trade. But again, Brock, Cody and Kevin are here working hard, and we’re going to support them as best we can,” Brown said.

Regardless, Kizer will be ready to work when the time comes, according to Cleveland.com.

“Being the competitor that I am, I think that the best way to go out and contribute is to be playing yourself so I am going to be doing whatever I can to learn as fast as I can and as quickly as I can to play” Kizer said.

“That’s the reason you play football is to play and not to sit around and watch from the sidelines. I will do whatever it takes to contribute as quickly as I can.”

With Kizer, the Browns are taking their time, hoping that their patience and attention on development will eventually help Kizer solidify himself as a true franchise quarterback.

Exactly what the Browns have been looking for all of these years.

 

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media and DiMoro Enterprises LLC. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony hosts the Anthony DiMoro Show podcast, and formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.

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Thursday Night Football Preview

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For several decades, the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns have been the laughing stock of the National Football League.

Down in New York, the Jets have struggled to find their new starting quarterback. They’ve tried quarterbacks like Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith and Chad Pennington to become the next Joe Namath. But, all they had was heartbreak. Now, entering week three in 2018, they are 1-1 with Sam Darnold at the helm. Can they go 2-1?

Over in Cleveland, Ohio, all Cleveland rooted for were Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cleveland Indians. Since they returned in 1999, they’ve been through more quarterbacks then when someone changes socks. But, with a veteran quarterback leading the way and one waiting in the background, Cleveland is looking to be the top dawgz!

After almost winning in week 1 and losing by 3 in week 2, I feel like Cleveland Browns will finally win a game.

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Josh Gordon Released by Browns

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In 2012, in the second round of the Supplemental Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected Josh Gordon, wide receiver out of Baylor University.

When the Cleveland Browns drafted Josh Gordon in 2012, the knew he was a talented wide receiver. Since coming into the league, he has totaled over 3,000 yards. However, the problem for Josh is staying on the field and away from trouble.

Gordon’s troubles in the NFL began in 2014 when he was first was suspended a DWI in North Carolina. He returned from a year-long suspension this season and the Browns even activated him on to the 53-man roster. on September 15, 2018, the Cleveland Browns released Josh Gordon

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network appeared on “Good Morning Football: Weekend” to give a reason why he was released. In short, it was because they just couldn’t trust him.

The Cleveland Browns go to New Orleans to face the Saints this afternoon. Stay tuned with Sports Rants with the latest NFL news.

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Browns’ Mychal Kendricks Charged with Insider Trading

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Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks has been charged with insider trading, with an official announcement from U.S. Attorney William McSwain coming on Tuesday detailing the charges.

Kendricks released a statement shortly after the announcement saying he accepts “full responsibility for my actions” and that he “knew it was wrong.”

“I would like to apologize,” Kendricks said in a statement released by his attorneys.

“Four years ago, I participated in insider trading, and I deeply regret it. I invested money with a former friend of mine who I thought I could trust and who I greatly admired. His background as a Harvard graduate and an employee of Goldman Sachs gave me a false sense of confidence.

“To this point, I had worked my tail off since I was 5 years old to become a football player. I was drawn in by the allure of being more than just a football player. While I didn’t fully understand all of the details of the illegal trades, I knew it was wrong, and I wholeheartedly regret my actions.”

McSwain said both Kendricks and Damilare Sonoiki, a television writer who has been charged with assisting Kendricks, face “substantial prison time” if convicted.

“I sincerely apologize to my coaches, the owners, and my teammates on the Eagles and the Browns, the NFL, and the magnificent fans to whom I owe my career,” Kendricks said in the statement. “I also apologize to my family, who I have failed in this. You all deserve better, and I will work my hardest to re-earn your trust and respect, serve as an advocate to educate others, and show you that I will never be involved in anything like this again.”

Kendricks allegedly made a profit of nearly $1.2 million via four separate investments tied to insider trading around four years ago.

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