The Cleveland Browns have confirmed that they have released quarterback Charlie Whitehurst.
Charlie Whitehurst was signed at the end of September as quarterback depth once quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Luke McCown both went down with injuries. The Browns were hoping to not get to Charlie Whitehurst during his tenure. The Browns were forced to use Whitehurst this week when rookie quarterback Cody Kessler went down with a chest/rib injury this week. Whitehurst was very lackluster in his spot as he went 14/24, 181 passing yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. His one time appearance was his last appearance with the team.
The releasing of Whitehurst has to be an indication that the Browns are expected Kessler to start this weekend vs. Tennessee. But the one thing this team does not have is depth at quarterback. The Browns will call upon rookie quarterback from Stanford, Kevin Hogan. Kevin Hogan was once a member of the Chiefs but was cut from the team after under performing in the preseason. The Browns won the waiver claim on Hogan and stashed him on their practice squad until now. Hogan will have backup duties until Josh McCown comes back in the next couple of weeks.