BEREA, OHIO – Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson admitted on Monday that DeShone Kizer still probably isn’t ready to play in an NFL game just yet.
But that hasn’t stopped the second-round rookie out of Notre Dame from strengthening his case for being the Browns’ starting quarterback when their Sept. 10 season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers rolls around.
With neither Cody Kessler nor Brock Osweiler separating themselves through the first five days of training camp, Kizer remains very much in the mix of Cleveland’s seemingly annual quarterback derby. And on Monday, the 6-foot-4, 233-pound signal-caller showcased a skill set neither Kessler nor Osweiler can lay claim to, using his legs to effectively move the ball downfield on an otherwise stagnant day for the Browns offense.
On one play in particular, Kizer kept the ball on a zone read for a long touchdown run. The play was in line with what the Toledo native showed in his two seasons as a starter for the Fighting Irish, when he rushed…
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