Browns rookie QB DeShone Kizer admitted that LT Joe Thomas was “probably pretty accurate” in saying that he’s not ready to open the year as the team’s starting quarterback.
“He’s been in the NFL since I’ve been in seventh grade, so whatever he says is probably pretty accurate,” Kizer said, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Obviously, it’s still the same message that I continue to push. The more time you have, the more comfortable you become, the more confident you are throwing the ball, and he’s just seconding that statement.
“This is a process that has been preached to me from day one how this is going to go. When they’re ready and I’m ready, I can trust in the fact that the coach is going to put me out there. So as long as I can continue to trust in them, which I will, there isn’t really a timeline for myself. I’m just trying to get better every day and allow coach [Hue] Jackson to make the calls.”
- Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union writes that “by opening up the quarterback competition between Blake Bortles and Chad Henne, Jaguars coach Doug Marrone is essentially closing it … and giving it to Henne.“
- Should the Jaguars decide to move forward with Henne, O’Halloran believes they should sit Bortles for their preseason finale against the Falcons, given that they can’t afford for him to get hurt, which would guarantee him $19 million in 2018.
- In fact, O’Halloran believes it would make “perfect sense” for the Jaguars to cut Bortles in this scenario.
- Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk makes the case for the Jaguars to consider signing free agent QB Colin Kaepernick, who could fit their run-first offensive attack.
- Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Seahawks signed CB Tramaine Brock‘s to a one-year deal that includes a base salary of $900,000 to go along with an $80,000 roster bonus that will be paid out if he’s on their Week 1 roster.
- The agreement doesn’t include any guaranteed money, according to Yates.