NFL Notes: Browns, Chargers, Colts, Redskins


Browns rookie QB DeShone Kizer explained that he’s hoping the experience from team’s early struggles to the season will be valuable moving forward.

When you are 0-4 and statistically one of the worst quarterbacks out there right now, you have to figure out where you are headed,” Kizer said, via Pro Football Talk. “What is the path right now? What is the message? For me, it is about doing whatever I can to grow in whatever Coach [Hue Jackson] decides needs to be the right room for growth for that week. In the last couple weeks, we were talking about trying not to hold onto the ball and make sure that we are throwing the ball away and not taking sacks. We made progress in that. This week, it is about putting the ball in playmakers hands and trying to go score points so we can go win a game. Now, it is up to me to do whatever I can this week to grow in that. Obviously, this is going to be a process. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and I am looking forward to attacking this consistently and taking on those small projects until it becomes something that we really want it to be.”

  • Browns executive VP Sashi Brown told reporters on Wednesday that their “rebuild isn’t over” and “the growth and development of the roster doesn’t happen overnight.” (Mary Kay Cabot)
  • When asked if he has any regrets for passing on QB Deshaun Watson, Browns said. “When you trade back, there’s a host of players that won’t be available to you.


Chargers RB Melvin Gordon admitted that he’s “super frustrated” with how this season has gone for the team and the lack of touches he’s received.

“I’m super frustrated at the moment, but I can’t let it break me,” Gordon said, via “It all falls under the same thing. But obviously not getting the touches and not getting the win — the win is the biggest thing. But then the fact that you feel like you can’t even help, you’re just kind of sitting back, it sucks because I just feel like I’m kind of helpless back there. I hate that I feel like that, and I just feel like I can’t help my teammates out there. It hurts, really. I probably would have felt a lot better if we’d won.


  • While QB Andrew Luck was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice, the Colts officially ruled him out for Week 5’s game.
  • Colts HC Chuck Pagano mentioned that the plan for Luck will be to have him take Thursday off and return to another limited practice on Friday. (Adam Schefter)
  • Luck told reporters that he had a posterior labrum repair, which takes longer than other types of labrum repairs.
  • Luck did, however, say that he plans to play at some point during the 2017 season.


  • According to Ian Rapoport, Redskins CB Josh Norman has a rib fracture and “associated small damage to his lung lining.” Rapoport adds that Norman still has not been ruled out for their Week 6 game.
  • Master Tesfatsion reports that Redskins LT Trent Williams is expected to be fine following an MRI exam on his right knee. Williams has received treatment to help irritation in his kneecap.

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