Daily Dawg Tags: Kizer progressing as the backup, for now

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The Cleveland Browns will feature Brock Osweiler in the starting quarterback role Thursday night, but DeShone Kizer is not out of the starting race yet.

Those Cleveland Browns fans who have sworn oaths of fealty to DeShone Kizer were surely disheartened this week when it was announced Brock Osweiler will be starting Thursday’s preseason opener.

While this is a good sign for Osweiler’s chances to start the regular season opener as well, this one game is by no means a clear declaration that the position is settled.

Kizer, along with Cody Kessler, will receive some significant playing time Thursday night against the New Orleans Saints. While it would be nice for this team to have a sure starter and play him sparingly throughout the preseason like most other teams do, this current situation does allow Hue Jackson to see what his young quarterbacks can do.

When specifically talking about Kizer, Jackson can get a gauge of whether the rookie quarterback is better than his lackluster record at Notre Dame seems to indicate. It would be nice if Kizer showed enough in camp to give his coach a clear sense of his abilities, but live game action is ultimately the best test of one’s abilities as a quarterback.

Kizer being one of the backups Thursday night may serve him better in the long-term, and the extended playing time could lead to the rookie getting some starts during the regular season.

We take a look at that and more in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

DeShone Kizer taking latest development in stride

"Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer may be third string for now, but his chance should come at some point this season."

Browns release first unofficial depth chart of the preseason

"The Cleveland Browns released their first depth chart of the season, and while it may be unofficial it still offers some good clues about the roster."

Corey Coleman won’t be charged for an incident from last December (ESPN)

"Browns receiver Corey Coleman will not be charged for an early-morning Dec. 31 brawl in downtown Cleveland that left one man with a ruptured eardrum, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s office said in a statement released Tuesday."

Myles Garrett: It’s time to show you can play with big boys (PFT)

"Browns defensive end Myles Garrett seems to be approaching his first preseason game as if it’s the regular-season opener. He wants to send a message."

NFL news:

Marvin Lewis taking brief absence from team with minor health issue (FanSided)

"Marvin Lewis will be spending a short time away from the Cincinnati Bengals as he deals with a minor health issue."

Green Bay Packers release veteran DT Letroy Guion (NFL.com)

"Letroy Guion’s nearly four-year run in Green Bay is over."