Browns will let Brock Osweiler compete, for now

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Brock Osweiler will get a chance to start with the Cleveland Browns, unless of course he gets traded again.

Ever since the Cleveland Browns acquired quarterback Brock Osweiler in a trade with the Houston Texans there have been reports that the Browns will try to trade him and could possibly even release him and endure the cap hit.

So far Cleveland hasn’t been able to get rid of Osweiler and don’t seem willing to cut him just yet.

Steve Wyche of NFL Media caught up with Browns head coach Hue Jackson and asked him about Osweiler.

"“He is. 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.“He’s a guy that’s gonna come in and compete. We haven’t had an opportunity to meet with him from a football standpoint because of the rules. But once we start our offseason program, phase one, we’ll get a chance to know him and he’ll get to know us.”"

“Until he’s not” are three very interesting words from Jackson.

It looks like the Browns will give Osweiler a chance to help them win next season but at the same time would be more than willing to unload him by trading him away or releasing him if things really go south.

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Unlike the Texans, if the Browns aren’t able to get rid of Osweiler, they have the cap space to hold onto him for the 2017 season and then release him next year.

As much as Cleveland wants to trade Osweiler, I can’t imagine any team that would be willing to take on his contract after the year he had in 2016.

The Browns seem to forget that they only way Houston was able to get rid of Osweiler was by also giving up a second round pick.

Good luck to the Browns and Osweiler.