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Browns QB carousel keeps turning: Whitehurst out; Hogan up

The Browns will have at least one healthy quarterback available Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.
Rookie Kevin Hogan was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, and veteran journeyman Charlie Whitehurst was released with an injury settlement.
The Browns remained hopeful rookie Cody Kessler will be healthy enough to start this week despite suffering chest and rib injuries Sunday in a 33-13 loss to the Patriots. And veteran Josh McCown will practice for the first time since breaking his left collarbone
Sept. 18 and expects to be ready to play.
But Hogan (6-foot-3, 218 pounds) provides healthy depth. He was a fifth-round pick of the Chiefs, was cut after the preseason and spent the first five weeks of the season on Cleveland’s practice squad. The Browns have liked what they’ve seen and consider him a developmental prospect.
He completed 727 of 1,103 passes for 9,385 yards, 75 touchdowns and 29 interceptions at Stanford.
Whitehurst was signed Sept. 20 after injuries to Robert Griffin III and McCown. He made his Browns debut last week after Kessler was hurt, completing 14 of 24 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown. He injured his knee in the fourth quarter.

Defensive lineman Gabe Wright was also promoted to the active roster. He played in two games with the Browns this year and has been on the practice squad for the other three.
Receiver Mitch Mathews (6-5, 220) was signed to the practice squad. He’s a rookie out of BYU.

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