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Cleveland Browns to release QB Josh Rosen

Aug 27, 2022; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh Rosen (19) runs the ball against the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns will release backup quarterback Josh Rosen, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.

The No. 10 overall draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2018, Rosen signed with Cleveland last month. His release means the Browns will start the season with Joshua Dobbs as the backup to Jacoby Brissett.

Rosen was 17-of-33 passing for 186 yards and no scores in the preseason. Dobbs finished 35 of 53 for 338 yards and two touchdowns.

The Browns are turning to the veteran Brissett to start at least the first 11 games while starter Deshaun Watson serves his NFL suspension for violating the league’s personal-conduct policy.

Rosen was traded to the Miami Dolphins following Arizona’s selection of Kyler Murray in the 2019 draft, and he since has been with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons.

The 25-year-old has thrown for 2,864 yards with 12 touchdowns and 21 interceptions in 24 career games (16 starts). He is 3-13 as a starter.

–Field Level Media