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Report: Raiders claim former Browns bust DeShone Kizer off waivers

Vincent Frank
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden’s fascination for project quarterbacks has followed him to Northern California.

With the Raiders already rostering Nathan Peterman and Mike Glennon, they just picked up former Cleveland Browns second-round bust DeShone Kizer off waivers from the Green Bay Packers.

We’re not 100% sure what this means for the Raiders’ quarterback situation behind starter Derek Carr. What we do know is that Mr. Gruden likes himself a project.

Kizer, 23, lost out on a roster spot to undrafted free agent Tim Boyle in Green Bay this summer.

The former Notre Dame standout has completed just 53% of his passes with 11 touchdowns and 24 interceptions while boasting 0-15 record as a starter in the NFL. He was acquired by Green Bay in a trade following the quarterback’s rookie season back in 2017.