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  Patriots | New England's injury report for Week 14    Fri Dec 6, 05:33 PM

New England Patriots DL Byron Cowart (head) and OL Ted Karras (knee) were unable to practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 14 against the Kansas City Chiefs. LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (knee), OL Marcus Cannon (illness), S Patrick Chung (heel), WR Julian Edelman (shoulder), CB Jason McCourty (groin) and WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle) were limited in practice all week and are listed as questionable. QB Tom Brady (toe, elbow) and QB Cody Kessler (illness) were not given a practice designation Friday, Dec. 6, and have been removed from the injury report.

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  Patriots | Thursday practice report for Patriots    Thu Dec 5, 06:15 PM

New England Patriots DE Byron Cowart (head) and C Ted Karras (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 5. LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (knee), OT Marcus Cannon (illness), SS Patrick Chung (heel), QB Cody Kessler (illness) and CB Jason McCourty (groin) were limited during practice.

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  Patriots | Week 13 New England Patriots inactives    Sun Dec 1, 06:54 PM

The New England Patriots have declared S Jason McCourty, OT Jermaine Eluemunor, DL Byron Cowart, QB Cody Kessler, RB Damien Harris, OT Korey Cunningham and TE Ryan Izzo inactive for Week 13.

Footballguys view: All of the Patriots that were listed questionable that matter to us in fantasy leagues of all formats are active for this one.

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  Patriots | Week 12 New England Patriots inactives    Sun Nov 24, 03:04 PM

The New England Patriots have declared S Jason McCourty, WR Mohamed Sanu, QB Cody Kessler, RB Damien Harris, OT Korey Cunningham, WR Phillip Dorsett and TE Ryan Izzo inactive for Week 12.

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  Patriots | Week 11 New England Patriots inactives    Sun Nov 17, 03:06 PM

The New England Patriots have declared TE Ryan Izzo, DL Byron Cowart, CB Gunner Olszewski, QB Cody Kessler, RB Damien Harris, OT Korey Cunningham and SS Patrick Chung inactive for Week 11.

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  Patriots | Week 9 New England Patriots inactives    Sun Nov 3, 06:55 PM

The New England Patriots have declared CB Gunner Olszewski, TE Matt LaCosse, QB Cody Kessler, DB Joejuan Williams, WR N'Keal Harry, RB Damien Harris and OT Korey Cunningham inactive for Week 9.

Footballguys view: Harry isn't going to be making an impact tonight, but he should be ready for the game against the Eagles after the bye.

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  Patriots | Cody Kessler back with New England    Mon Oct 28, 01:33 PM

Free-agent QB Cody Kessler (Patriots) signed an undisclosed contract with the New England Patriots on Monday, Oct. 28.

Footballguys view: Kessler has bounced on and off the Patriots roster more than a couple of times this year. He'll work in the quarterback rotation behind Tom Brady.

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  Patriots | Cody Kessler cut    Tue Oct 15, 05:22 PM

New England Patriots QB Cody Kessler was released Tuesday, Oct. 15.

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  Patriots | Week 6 New England Patriots inactives    Thu Oct 10, 06:54 PM

The New England Patriots have declared OL Korey Cunningham, DL Byron Cowart, RB Rex Burkhead, RB Damien Harris, QB Cody Kessler, WR Phillip Dorsett and CB Joejuan Williams inactive for Week 6.

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  Patriots | Week 4 New England Patriots inactives    Sun Sep 29, 11:39 AM

The New England Patriots have declared LB Dont'a Hightower, DL Byron Cowart, OT Caleb Benenoch, DB Joejuan Williams, QB Cody Kessler, RB Damien Harris and OT Korey Cunningham inactive for Week 4.

Footballguys view: Harris isn't needed today with Rex Burkhead able to go. Julian Edelman is active but could be limited by his rib injury.

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  Patriots | Cody Kessler signing with Pats    Wed Sep 25, 12:45 PM

Free-agent QB Cody Kessler (Eagles) signed an undisclosed deal with the New England Patriots Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Footballguys view: The Patriots wanted some veteran insurance behind Tom Brady. Rookie Jarrett Stidham moves to the No. 3 quarterback spot with the signing of Kessler.

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  Eagles | Philly trims roster    Fri Aug 30, 07:16 PM

Philadelphia Eagles DE Kasim Edebali, DE Eli Harold, LB Hayes Pullard and TE Will Tye were released Friday, Aug. 30. The team also waived WR Carlton Agudosi, S Trae Elston, C Anthony Fabiano, S Deiondre' Hall, CB Ajene Harris, CB Josh Hawkins, QB Cody Kessler, OT Riley Mayfield, CB Jeremiah McKinnon, WR Marken Michel, RB Donnel Pumphrey, OG Keegan Render, CB Sojourn Shelton, LB Alex Singleton, WR DeAndre Thompkins, S Jason Thompson and LB Chris Worley as well as waived/injured DT Aziz Shittu (undisclosed).

Footballguys view: Pumphrey has some passing game and return ability to offer, but he hasn't been able to crack the Eagles 53 yet. He could get a look elsewhere.

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  Eagles | Cody Kessler returns to practice    Mon Aug 19, 01:41 PM

Philadelphia Eagles QB Cody Kessler (concussion) is at practice Monday, Aug. 19, while wearing a uniform.

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  Eagles | Cody Kessler enters concussion protocol    Fri Aug 16, 02:29 AM

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles QB Cody Kessler (head) was placed in the NFL's concussion protocol Thursday, Aug. 15.

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  Eagles | Cody Kessler leaves game    Thu Aug 15, 07:31 PM

Philadelphia Eagles QB Cody Kessler (head) left the preseason game early Thursday, Aug. 15, and is being evaluated for a head injury.

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  Eagles | PHI satisfied with backup QB situation    Sun Aug 11, 09:22 AM

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said that he is 'very comfortable' with QBs Cody Kessler and Clayton Thorson serving as backups to Carson Wentz in the wake of Nate Sudfeld's (wrist) injury.

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  Eagles | Nate Sudfeld a lock    Wed Jul 10, 02:35 AM

Philadelphia Eagles QB Nate Sudfeld is a 'lock' to make the team despite an 'up and down' offseason, according to NJ.com's Mike Kaye, who adds that QB Cody Kessler would likely need a major injury to Sudfeld or QB Clayton Thorson to land a spot on the 53-man roster.

Footballguys view: The Eagles don't really have any competition for Sudfeld. He's a tall pocket passer who was a sixth-round pick for Washington in the 2016 NFL draft. The Eagles swiftly stole him via waivers when Washington wanted to get him on their practice squad and he's been developing behind Carson Wentz and Nick Foles ever since. Now, Foles is gone and Sudfeld looks to be a lock for the No. 2 job. Sudfeld sees the field well and has a strong arm to make any throw required in the NFL. We like his stock in dynasty formats, and there's a chance we see him this year in the starting lineup if Wentz continues to struggle with the injury bug.

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  Eagles | Cody Kessler to call Philadelphia home    Mon May 13, 04:33 PM

Free-agent QB Cody Kessler (Jaguars) signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, May 13. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. The Eagles also waived QB Luis Perez.

Footballguys view: Kessler has starting experience that could prove to be valuable to the Eagles. They currently have Nate Sudfeld and rookie Clayton Thorson competing for the backup job to Carson Wentz. While Wentz continues to recover from his back injury, these three passers will compete in camp.

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  Eagles | Cody Kessler set to sign with Philly    Sun May 12, 12:49 PM

Free-agent QB Cody Kessler (Jaguars) is expected to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, May 13, a source reported Sunday, May 12.

Footballguys view: Kessler will be a lot cheaper than Nate Sudfeld even though he'll be new to the Eagles system. He could make the team as a third quarterback if the team isn't completely sold on Sudfeld to back up the oft-injured Carson Wentz.

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  Jaguars | Cody Kessler released by Jacksonville    Thu May 9, 12:26 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Cody Kessler was released by the team Thursday, May 9.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. The Jaguars added Alex McGough this offseason and he'll compete with UDFA QB Gardner Minshew (Washington State) for the backup job to Nick Foles. Kessler has starting experience and should find a landing spot as a camp arm at least.

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  Jaguars | Friday practice report for Jaguars    Fri Dec 28, 05:34 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars CB A.J. Bouye (toe), PK Josh Lambo (groin) and OT Josh Wells (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and have been ruled out for Week 17. RB Leonard Fournette (ankle, foot) did not practice and is listed as doubtful. CB D.J. Hayden (groin) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. FS Tashaun Gipson (foot), QB Cody Kessler (shoulder) and CB Jalen Ramsey (toe) were limited during practice but are not on the injury report. WR DJ Chark (quadriceps) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report.

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  Jaguars | Thursday practice report for Jaguars    Thu Dec 27, 04:24 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars CB A.J. Bouye (toe), PK Josh Lambo (groin) and OT Josh Wells (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. QB Cody Kessler (shoulder) and FS Tashaun Gipson (foot) were limited during practice. WR DJ Chark (quadriceps) fully participated in practice.

Footballguys view: Bouye is a key part of the defense, but the Texans only have one healthy proven receiver right now, so the Jaguars might not miss him much if he can't go.

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  Jaguars | Wednesday's practice report for Jacksonville    Wed Dec 26, 04:40 PM

Jacksonville CB A.J. Bouye (toe), PK Josh Lambo (groin) and OL Josh Wells (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. RB Leonard Fournette (ankle, foot) and QB Cody Kessler (shoulder) were limited in practice, while WR DJ Chark (quadriceps) practiced in full.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles makes relief appearance    Sun Dec 23, 08:44 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles replaced QB Cody Kessler during a 17-7 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 16 because his mobility was better suited to handle Miami's pass rush, according to head coach Doug Marrone. He completed five of his six passes for 39 yards and rushed four times for 25 yards.

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  Jaguars | Cody Kessler cleared to return    Sun Dec 23, 02:11 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Cody Kessler (shoulder) suffered a right shoulder contusion during the Week 16 game but has been cleared to return.

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  Jaguars | Cody Kessler held to 57 yards    Sun Dec 16, 06:23 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Cody Kessler went 9-for-17 for 57 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception against the Washington Redskins in Week 15. He also rushed for 68 yards on six carries during the game.

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  Jaguars | Cody Kessler to remain starter    Fri Dec 7, 09:14 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Cody Kessler will remain the starter against the Washington Redskins in Week 15, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

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  Jaguars | Cody Kessler unimpressive in loss    Fri Dec 7, 12:36 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Cody Kessler went 25-for-43 for 240 yards and a touchdown in a Week 14 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Kessler gained 17 yards on five carries and also lost a fumble.

Footballguys view: Kessler hung in the best he could against the blitz, but he has the underwhelming skillset of a backup. He placed some deep balls well that Donte Moncrief couldn't haul in and missed Tommy Bohanon for a score that was part of a goal line stand that was a turning point in the game. He'll be a desperation play even in 2QB/Superflex leagues next week.

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  Jaguars | Cody Kessler held to under 200 total yards    Sun Dec 2, 05:43 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Cody Kessler went 18-for-24 for 150 yards against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 13. He also rushed for 28 yards on five carries during the game.

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  Jaguars | Cody Kessler passes concussion test    Sun Dec 2, 01:37 PM

Jacksonvile Jaguars QB Cody Kessler (head) was evaluated for a concussion in the first quarter of their Week 13 game Sunday, Dec. 2, but was cleared to return.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles benched    Mon Nov 26, 02:42 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles has been benched in favor of Cody Kessler, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

Footballguys view: So long as Kessler is healthy, he should be the starter for the rest of the regular season. After making it to the AFC Championship last year, the Jaguars have fallen apart and the play of their quarterback is largely to blame. They don't ask him to do much and Bortles has still been ineffective and mostly careless with the football. Back in February of this year, Bortles signed a three-year extension with $26.5 million guaranteed. There's still $16.5 million in dead money next year according to Spotrac.com.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles getting normal reps    Thu Oct 25, 02:37 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will receive all of the starter reps in practice this week, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Earlier reports suggested QB Cody Kessler would get some time with the first-team offense, but Marrone indicated the distribution of reps would be the same as it has been since the season began.

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  Jaguars | Cody Kessler to practice with starters    Tue Oct 23, 12:37 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Cody Kessler will get some practice time with the first-team offense ahead of the team's Week 8 matchup on Sunday, Oct. 28.

Footballguys view: Blake Bortles is still the starter for now. If he struggles again then Kessler would take over again like he did last week...but this time around he'd have worked with the first-team offense during the week of practice.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles benched    Sun Oct 21, 02:49 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles was benched during the team's Week 7 game and has been replaced by QB Cody Kessler.

Footballguys view: Will the Jaguars turn back to Bortles against the Eagles next week? Does it matter for the Jaguars passing game when it comes to fantasy football? Can the defense get their swagger back? The Jaguars season is in free fall.

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  Jaguars | Cody Kessler sharp in preseason    Thu Aug 9, 09:57 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Cody Kessler completed 14 of his 17 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown in a 24-20 loss to the New Orleans Saints in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 9.

Footballguys view: Kessler did a lot to solidify his status as Blake Bortles backup in the preseason opener. The Jaguars might not be as inclined to trade for Teddy Bridgewater if Kessler keeps playing like this.

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  Jaguars | Cody Kessler on track to be backup QB    Wed Aug 8, 08:26 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Cody Kessler has been consistent during training camp and is the clear favorite for the backup quarterback job.

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  Jaguars | Cody Kessler expected to be No. 2 quarterback    Sun Jun 24, 10:28 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Cody Kessler is expected to enter the regular season as the backup to QB Blake Bortles. QB Tanner Lee, the club's seventh-round draft selection, is likely to begin the year on the practice squad, in the opinion of The Florida Times-Union's John Reid.

Footballguys view: Back in March, the Jaguars acquired Kessler from the Browns in exchange for a conditional 2019 seventh-round pick. Kessler takes the place of long-time backup Chad Henne, and his starting experience gives him an edge over the rookie Lee. The Jaguars are a run-heavy team with QB Blake Bortles starting, and they'd be even more that way if Kessler was thrust into the lineup due to injury.

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  Jaguars | Jacksonville acquires Cody Kessler    Wed Mar 28, 02:44 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Cody Kessler was acquired by the Jacksonville Jaguars Wednesday, March 28, in exchange for a conditional 2019 seventh-round draft pick, according to a source.

Footballguys view: With Chad Henne (Chiefs) moving on in free agency, the Jaguars needed a backup to Blake Bortles. Kessler is efficient as a dink-and-dunk passer and has experience as a starter.

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  Browns | Cleveland trades Cody Kessler    Wed Mar 28, 02:42 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Cody Kessler was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars Wednesday, March 28, in exchange for a conditional 2019 seventh-round draft pick, according to a source.

Footballguys view: A third-round pick for the Browns in 2016, Kessler was an efficient starter for the Browns when forced into the lineup. When the Browns added Drew Stanton to a two-year deal, Kessler was put on the trade block.

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  Browns | Cody Kessler on the block    Tue Mar 27, 11:44 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Cody Kessler is expected to be shopped this offseason.

Footballguys view: Good luck with that. Kessler has starting experience, but at the end of the day -- even in a quarterback desperate league -- he shouldn't get much interest on the trade block.

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  Browns | Week 17 Browns inactives    Sun Dec 31, 11:42 AM

The Cleveland Browns have declared QB Cody Kessler, FB Dan Vitale, OL Geoff Gray, LB Jeremy Cash, C Marcus Martin, TE Matt Lengel, WR Matt Hazel inactive for Week 17.

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  Browns | Cleveland's Week 16 inactives    Sun Dec 24, 11:45 AM

The Cleveland Browns have declared CB B.W. Webb, CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun, QB Cody Kessler, OL Geoff Gray, LB Jeremy Cash, C Marcus Martin, WR Matt Hazel inactive for Week 16.

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  Browns | Cleveland's Week 15 inactives    Sun Dec 17, 11:37 AM

The Cleveland Browns have declared CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun, QB Cody Kessler, OL Geoff Gray, LB Justin Currie, C Marcus Martin, WR Matt Hazel, TE Matt Lengel inactive for Week 15.

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  Browns | DeShone Kizer leaves game    Sun Nov 26, 01:18 PM

Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer (head) left the team's Week 12 game early and is being evaluated for a concussion. QB Cody Kessler has taken over as the quarterback.

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  Browns | Cleveland holding off on quarterback decision    Mon Oct 23, 02:59 PM

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson told the media Monday, Oct. 23, he is not ready to name a starting quarterback yet between DeShone Kizer, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan.

Footballguys view: The choice between these quarterbacks is like the choice between airline food or hospital food. Both will get the job done, but none of them are anything to get real excited about. The Browns are at home to play the Vikings in Week 8.

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  Browns | Cody Kessler works in relief    Sun Oct 22, 04:53 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Cody Kessler completed 10 of his 19 pass attempts for 121 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in relief of QB DeShone Kizer in Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans.

Footballguys view: Kessler was a little safer with the ball than DeShone Kizer after Kizer had two picks, but he is still a bottom-end backup at best. This offense isn't going to outproduce or even live up to modest expectations agaisnt Minnesota next week, especially if Joe Thomas is out.

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  Browns | DeShone Kizer benched again    Sun Oct 22, 02:47 PM

Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer was benched in the third quarter of the team's Week 7 game and has been replaced by QB Cody Kessler.

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  Browns | Kevin Hogan inactive for Week 7    Sun Oct 22, 11:08 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Kevin Hogan (ribs) will be inactive for Week 7's game against the Tennessee Titans because of bruised ribs, even though he was a full participant in two practice sessions during the week. Cody Kessler will serve as the backup quarterback to DeShone Kizer.

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  Browns | Kevin Hogan had X-rays on ribs    Thu Oct 19, 01:10 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Kevin Hogan (ribs) had his injured ribs X-rayed following the team's Week 6 loss to the Houston Texans. The results were negative, but Hogan's health could be factoring into QB Cody Kessler serving as the backup this week.

Footballguys view: The Browns needed to go back to to DeShone Kizer and find out if they need to draft a quarterback or not, as they will certainly be in position to draft one come next April. Kizer hasn't looked great but they won't know what his future is if they don't try.

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  Browns | Kevin Hogan drops to bottom of depth chart    Wed Oct 18, 08:14 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Kevin Hogan is now the third quarterback on the team's depth chart with QB Cody Kessler taking over as the No. 2 quarterback.

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