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NFL Notes: Browns, Buccaneers, Cowboys

Browns

Browns QB DeShone Kizer was seen partying with teammates in downtown Cleveland at 1:30 Saturday morning, despite the fact that the team had a practice later that day.

Browns HC Hue Jackson said he would be surprised if Kizer was actually out that time of night.

“It means a lot to me,” said Jackson, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “A guy’s personal time is his personal time, but I still think that’s not what our guys do. I think our guys work at what they do, and I would be surprised if that happened. I have never heard of that. I don’t think DeShone has that kind of character or personality that way. That is what it is.

After Jackson was informed of the video, he said: “It is not a curfew, but you are right. You said it. That is the first I have heard of it. I appreciate you guys sharing that with me. Thank you.

Kizer deflected questions about the video.

I am not here to talk about my personal life right now,” said Kizer.

Kizer was later if being out partying early Saturday morning showed a lack of commitment.

“Absolutely not. I was out,” said Kizer. “I was at the facility the next day, preparing for the game and the game right before that. Once again, I am not here to talk about my personal life.”

The Browns benched Kizer during Sunday’s loss to the Titans and went with Cody Kessler for the remainder of the game.

Buccaneers

Buccaneers S T.J. Ward told reporters after Sunday’s game that he’s “at wit’s end” regarding his role in the team’s offense.

“You got to talk to coach Mike Smith and Dirk Koetter, but I’m at my wit’s end,” Ward said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.I’m tired of it.

“I mean, that’s not why I came here. I did not come here to rotate. I did come here to be a part-time player. I came here to make this defense better. Be on the field 100 percent of the time. I destruct offenses. That’s what I do. I need to out there. You got me in one minute, one minute. Last week, I didn’t even play the first half.”

Cowboys

  • The Cowboys made the decision to elevate rookie Cooper Rush to their backup quarterback and had Kellen Moore inactive for Sunday’s game against the 49ers. (Todd Archer)

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