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Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots already at the bottom of the quarterback barrel

Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots already at the bottom of the quarterback barrel

It’s Week 3 in the NFL, so it must be time for Quarterback No. 3 in Cleveland.

Yes, the bad-luck Browns are on their fifth starting quarterback in their last five games, their 26th since relaunching as a franchise in 1999. Rookie Cody Kessler from USC will start in place of the injured Josh McCown (shoulder), who had replaced the injured Robert Griffin III (shoulder).

Kessler, a third-round pick, was the sixth quarterback drafted last spring. The Browns, 0-2 after losing at home to the Baltimore Ravens, play Sunday at Miami.

“You'd love to have that luxury [of a veteran], but sometimes you're not afforded that,” Browns Coach Hue Jackson...

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