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Browns: Josh McCown to return to practice this week

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Posted at 2:45 PM, Oct 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-10 21:42:12-04

Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown will be back on the field soon.

Head Coach Hue Jackson said in a news conference Monday that the player will return to practice this week. 

When asked if McCown will return to starting quarterback when he's able to play, Jackson said “I haven’t made that decision because he hasn’t practiced. I don’t think we need to go there just yet.”

It's still unclear who will start. Cody Kessler left Sunday's 33-13 loss to New England after hurting his ribs and chest in the first quarter.

That brought in veteran backup Charlie Whitehurst playing for his fifth NFL team, and he hobbled to the sideline in the final minutes after hyperextending his right knee. That left Terrelle Pryor at quarterback until Whitehurst returned for the final seconds. But Whitehurst was in pain waiting for X-rays leaving his status for next week's game at Tennessee unknown.

Jackson said Monday that Kessler and Whitehurst remain day-to-day.