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Browns still evaluating options at backup QB: 'I think all of that is on the table'

The Browns now have clarity when it comes to their starting quarterback.

What remains unsettled, however, is who will back him up.

After naming rookie DeShone Kizer the team's starter for the 2017, head coach Hue Jackson said he has yet to figure out the final rotation when it comes to Brock Osweiler, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan.

"I think all of that is on the table," Jackson said Monday, adding he hasn't decided if or how much Cleveland's starters will play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Bears.

As such, the Browns are poised to get another look at the trio of signal-callers behind Kizer as they curate their 53-man roster.

"Until we make a decision about our football team, I think all of those guys have earned the right to compete for that job: Brock, Cody and Kevin," Jackson said.

Osweiler, who started the first two preseason games, has completed 12-of-27 passes for 67 yards and an interception. Before being traded to Cleveland, Osweiler started 14 games in Houston last season after four years in Denver.

Kessler, who opened as the team's starter in OTAs, started nine games as a rookie last season. In three preseason games, he's completed 18 of 27 passes for 145 yards.

Hogan, who's worked with mostly the third- and-fourth team offense, helped lift the Browns to a 13-9 win over the Buccaneers on Saturday night, engineering an eight-play, 87-yard drive capped by a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Leslie.

Jackson said there's plenty to still evaluate Thursday.

"Watching Kevin the other night, he did some really good things and we know who Cody is," Jackson said. "He has played here a year ago and we are learning more and have learned more about Brock, so I think it is only fair that those guys all have the opportunity to compete for that job."​

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