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Brock Osweiler | Quarterback | #17

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 235
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (57) / DEN
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Brock Osweiler said he is working hard on his "fundamentals" this offseason.
"I think that’s something that slid last season. I’m not going to go into great detail on that, but they did," Osweiler said in an obvious shot at the Texans. "If you go back to 2015, I feel like my fundamentals were pretty tight." The last assertion is debatable, but Osweiler has reportedly "impressed" during the offseason program and clearly said he wants "to be the starter of this team." That still seems unlikely, but it looks like he will get his shot in camp. Jun 15 - 11:24 AM

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Brock Osweiler has "impressed" at Browns OTAs.

One player told Schefter that he "wouldn't be surprised if Brock is QB1 heading into camp in July." Cody Kessler opened OTAs as the starter, but Osweiler, by all accounts, has been the most impressive quarterback in Browns practices. Some of the local media isn't buying into the hype, however, as ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi believes rookie DeShone Kizer is "gaining on" Osweiler and Kessler. This competition will carry over into preseason action.
Jun 7 - 10:28 AM

Brock Osweiler says he expects to be the Browns' starter.

"My expectation is always to start," Osweiler said. "But once again that's not my decision. I want to play and I want to help this team win, but I know there's a lot of work that needs to go into that." Osweiler has been working with the second-team offense at OTAs, but rotated in with the starters. The Browns quarterback competition should carry deep into training camp.
May 24 - 6:11 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson said Brock Osweiler has "done a good job" this offseason.

"He's been great in the room with the guys," Jackson continued. "We're going to continue to allow him to do that and see what he has to show for us." The end of those comments do not suggest Osweiler has a chance at the starting job, but it makes sense for the Browns to see what he can offer. Cody Kessler appears to be the favorite to open the season as the starter at this point.
Source: ESPN
May 16 - 12:20 PM

Before his child was born, Brock Osweiler had been working to organize throwing sessions with his wide receivers.

When the Browns traded for Osweiler last month, the expectation was that he would never play a down for Cleveland. But the Browns have yet to trade him and Osweiler seems fully committed, even showing up for the start of OTAs. The Browns are still on the hook for Osweiler's $16 million salary, so it wouldn't hurt to see what he can do. Osweiler is trying to be on his best behavior after burning tons of bridges on his way out of Houston.
Apr 19 - 6:30 PM

Browns EVP Sashi Brown said Wednesday that Brock Osweiler will compete for the starting job in Cleveland.

As's Conor Orr points out, it's a pivot from previous comments coming out of Cleveland. The thinking since the Browns acquired Osweiler was that they would try to trade him for anything or simply release him and eat the contract for the Texans. Osweiler has been present for the start of voluntary workouts and, for right now, is the current No. 2 behind sophomore Cody Kessler.
Apr 19 - 12:25 PM

The Chronicle-Telegram reports Brock Osweiler was present at the beginning of the Browns' offseason workouts.

Osweiler is reportedly expected to be traded or released, so it is interesting he showed up for a voluntary workout. That said, coach Hue Jackson recently promised to "treat him just like we do all of our other quarterbacks" and expects him to "come in and compete." The Browns are likely just leaving their options open until the draft to see if any team comes in with a trade offer. It will still be surprising if Osweiler is on the roster when OTAs begin.
Apr 17 - 9:44 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns are still planning to trade or release Brock Osweiler.

Per reporter Mary Kay Cabot, the Browns "don't have much interest in a $16 million backup." It's a bit of a silly statement since the Browns will still be on the hook for the money if they cut Osweiler loose. That's infinitely more likely than finding a trade partner.
Apr 4 - 7:05 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson claims he is preparing as if Brock Osweiler will be on the team this season.

"Obviously, he's a player on our team and we're going to treat him just like we do all of our other quarterbacks until he's not," said Jackson. It's classic coach-speak and really doesn't mean much of anything. Assuming the Patriots hold on to Jimmy Garoppolo, the Browns should select a quarterback early in the draft, possibly as soon as 12th overall. The Browns have shopped Osweiler, but releasing him is the more likely outcome. He's not long for Cleveland.
Mar 26 - 1:11 PM

According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, the Texans decided to move on from Brock Osweiler following a halftime altercation with coach Bill O'Brien in Week 17.

Osweiler's tiff with O'Brien had been mentioned in passing, but apparently it was the deciding factor in Houston's decision to find a new quarterback. Tom Savage started against the Titans in Week 17 but was ruled out in the second quarter after suffering a concussion. Osweiler lashed out at O'Brien after he was told that he'd be finishing the game, ripping O'Brien for using him only because he had to. As the conflict escalated, Osweiler accused O'Brien of holding him hostage after O'Brien blocked him from walking away. Eventually the two had to be separated. It's common for stories to leak out like this after a messy divorce, but clearly Osweiler was never right for Houston.
Mar 12 - 12:53 PM

ESPN's Rich Cimini called Brock Osweiler a "name I'd watch" in the Jets' quarterback search.

The Browns are holding out hope they can trade Osweiler, but that's not going to happen. When Osweiler is inevitably released, the Jets could theoretically sign him for the $775,000 minimum with Cleveland covering the rest of his $16 million salary. New York's quarterback alternatives include Jay Cutler, Colin Kaepernick, Matt McGloin and potentially Trevor Siemian should the Broncos make him available. Cincinnati's A.J. McCarron has also been linked to the Jets.
Mar 12 - 8:51 AM

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns are looking to trade Brock Osweiler for a third-round pick.

The Browns are willing to throw in a fifth-rounder and are open to paying half of Osweiler's salary. Per Cabot, if the Browns can't find a taker, they'll release Osweiler and eat the $16 million remaining on his contract. The Browns are positioning themselves to make a run at Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Cabot's report all but confirms that Osweiler will never play a down in Cleveland.
Mar 11 - 2:08 PM's Ian Rapoport reports the Browns are "trying to shop" Brock Osweiler.

Emphasis on trying. There's been conjecture on what the Browns plan to do with their newly-acquired piece of bad debt, but it doesn't seem like they will give it a chance to start. Osweiler is likely to either be cut or dealt. The smart money is on released, making Osweiler a true NBA acquire-and-buyout acquisition.
Mar 10 - 12:45 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports teams are already reaching out to the Browns about Brock Osweiler.

This sounds like the Browns leaking a report to drum up interest, but it shows the focus of their trade was not the quarterback. Cleveland essentially spent cap space to acquire a second-round pick, and they might end up not having to pay all of Osweiler's $16 million salary if a trade partner is found. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports they are looking to trade Brock and a late-round pick for a 2018 third-rounder, and are willing to eat some of his salary. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Browns plan to cut Osweiler if they cannot find any takers, which seems like the most likely outcome. Still, this was a great forward-thinking trade for Cleveland.
Mar 9 - 4:36 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Browns are considering releasing Brock Osweiler.

This report comes just 20 minutes after the Browns acquired Osweiler from Houston in a bombshell trade nobody saw coming. It looks like there's a good chance Osweiler will never play a down for Cleveland as the Browns will simply absorb his $16 million salary and move on. Cleveland has all the cap space in the world so the $16 million hit isn't a big deterrent. Perhaps the Browns will package their first-round pick with the 2018 second-rounder they just received from Houston in a trade for Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo.
Mar 9 - 4:01 PM

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