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Brock Osweiler is on the market to the very best bidder.
By saying that Osweiler will begin the Cleveland Browns‘ preseason opener Thursday, regardless of not taking first-group snaps at coaching camp, the staff is sending a transparent message that he is obtainable to anybody who needs him.
Cody Kessler and rookie DeShone Kizer have cut up first-workforce reps at camp, whereas Osweiler has been relegated to the second unit. Kessler and Kizer are the one Browns quarterbacks with an opportunity to start out Week 1, by all appearances.
However it is going to be Osweiler on the market first for everybody (learn: NFL common managers) to see when the Browns take their first snaps of the preseason towards the New Orleans Saints on Thursday.
The place he performs this fall – or maybe if he performs in any respect – could possibly be decided by how he performs throughout this showcase.
He will not value a lot. Perhaps a conditional seventh-spherical decide. The Browns would in all probability even be prepared to get artistic and eat a few of Osweiler’s $sixteen-million wage.
Even at that steep low cost, the Browns have discovered no takers thus far.
The Miami Dolphins determined their best choice with Ryan Tannehill doubtless out for the season was to lure Jay Cutler out of retirement. It does not seem they even thought-about buying and selling for Osweiler, even if head coach Adam Gase coached him in Denver.
One other damage to a beginning quarterback might stimulate Osweiler’s market, however it in all probability will not tilt the size in favor of demand over provide. Colin Kaepernick stays unsigned, and there is all the time an opportunity Tony Romo will determine to comply with Cutler’s path and forego retirement for yet one more yr if the fitting alternative opens up.
Frankly, it is onerous to think about any staff buying and selling for Osweiler, even when he tears it up Thursday. However you’ll be able to’t blame the Browns for making an attempt.