NFL: Browns release QB Josh Rosen
The Cleveland Browns released backup quarterback Josh Rosen on Tuesday as they trimmed their roster to 53 players.
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 Deshaun Watson serves his NFL suspension for violating the league’s personal-conduct policy.
Also Tuesday, the Browns officially placed Watson on the reserve/suspended list. He is eligible to play again in Week 13 against his former team, the Houston Texans, on Dec. 4. He will be allowed to return to the team facility on Oct. 10.
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.
The Browns open the season on Sept. 11 at the Carolina Panthers and will face their former starting quarterback, Baker Mayfield.
–Field Level Media