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Thursday roundup: Browns 'getting closer' to naming QB

Happy Thursday, Dawg Pound!

Here's your morning roundup:

— Joe Thomas was named the 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year on Wednesday, the third time the veteran has earned the honor.

— Browns coach Hue Jackson heaped praise on Thomas. Here's what continues to impress Jackson about the nine-time Pro Bowler.

— Browns rookie safety Derrick Kindred broke his foot during the bye week and will be placed on the non-football injury list. It's a big loss for Cleveland considering Kindred had been playing well lately.

— Jackson and the coaching staff are still working toward a consensus when it comes to who will start at quarterback this weekend against the Bengals. Among those candidates is Robert Griffin III, who was cleared to play last week for the first time since the season opener.

— With Kindred on the NFI, the Browns signed rookie Trae Elston out of Ole Miss to add depth to the roster

— Why Joe Haden, this year's Ed Block Courage Award winner, says injuries gave him perspective when it comes to his football career

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