Clears protocol, may not start Week 14
Thompson-Robinson has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol, but head coach Kevin Stefanski said Friday that he's not yet to ready to name a starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
According to Cabot, the Browns are expected to wait until gameday to decide whether Thompson-Robinson will step back in as Cleveland's starter, or if Joe Flacco will draw a second consecutive start. The Browns have yet to release their final Week 14 injury report, so Thompson-Robinson could still end up carrying a designation into Sunday's contest despite clearing the protocol. Thompson-Robinson was listed as a limited participant in practices Wednesday and Thursday while Flacco took most of the reps with the first-team offense.
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The Browns want to keep Chubb (knee) but might consider releasing him this offseason if the two sides can't agree on a new contract, according to Zac Jackson of The Athletic.
Watson (shoulder) is on track or slightly ahead in his rehab schedule and will begin throwing in March, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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Garrett was named Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Flacco, an impending free agent, plans to continue his NFL career in 2024, Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press reports.
Hunt underwent sports hernia surgery Tuesday to repaire a ruptured adductor, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
GM Andrew Berry said Monday that the Browns intend to bring back Chubb (knee) for the 2024 season, despite his current health and contract situation, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.
Tillman (concussion) finished the 2023 season with 21 catches for 224 yards on 44 targets and added an eight-yard run.
Strong (back) finished the 2023 season with 63 carries for 291 yards and one touchdown while catching five of eight targets for 47 yards.
Coach Kevin Stefanski said Sunday that Watson (shoulder) is expected to return from November shoulder surgery by the spring, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports. "He's doing great in rehab," Stefanski said. "I'm confident he'll be ready to roll."
Walker was active but did not play in Saturday's 45-14 wild-card playoff loss to the Texans.