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Browns trade QB Cody Kessler

The Browns have parted ways quarterback Cody Kessler. 

Cleveland traded Kessler to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for a 2019 conditional seventh-round pick, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.

Kessler's departure is the team's latest development in a new-look quarterbacks room headlined by Tyrod Taylor, the former Bills starter whom the Browns acquired via trade in free agency.

Kessler is the second quarterback the Browns have dealt since the beginning of the new league year. They traded rookie DeShone Kizer — a second-round pick who started 15 games last season — to Green Bay in exchange for free safety Damarious Randall two weeks ago.

Kessler, a third-round pick out of USC in the 2016 NFL Draft, saw his most significant action as a rookie when he started eight games. Last year, however, Kessler made just three appearances.

Kessler completed 64 percent of his passes for 1,506 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions in two seasons. 

Cleveland's quarterbacks room now features Taylor, former Cardinals backup Drew Stanton (who agreed to terms with Cleveland on Sunday) and third-year player Kevin Hogan.

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