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With depleted roster, Browns re-sign preseason QB Kyle Lauletta

Kyle Lauletta
Posted at 10:21 AM, Dec 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-17 10:22:46-05

CLEVELAND — With quarterback Baker Mayfield on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and backup Case Keenum testing positive for the virus as well, the Cleveland Browns have signed a familiar face to join the quarterbacks room for Saturday's game against the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Browns re-signed quarterback Kyle Lauletta from the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad on Friday, his agent announced.

Lauletta, a fourth round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Giants, was signed to the Browns practice squad in October 2020 after spending the 2019 season with the Eagles and beginning the 2020 season on the Falcons' practice squad.

During this preseason with the Browns, Lauletta threw 44-for-72 with 514 yards and three touchdowns.

The Browns were in need of another quarterback on the roster with Nick Mullens in line to start—if Mayfield and Keenum aren't cleared from COVID-19 protocols before the game—and no other quarterback on the roster.

As of Thursday evening, the NFL said there were no discussions to postpone the Browns-Raiders game, despite an outbreak on the Browns that has taken out more than 20 players as well head coach Kevin Stefanski and acting running backs coach Ryan Cordell.

RELATED: Browns QB Case Keenum tests positive for COVID-19

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BROWNS 2021 SCHEDULE

Preseason

WEEK 1 · W · Sat 8/14 · 7:00 PM at Jacksonville Jaguars (23-13)
WEEK 2 · W · Sun 8/22 · 1:00 PM vs. New York Giants (17-13)
WEEK 3 · W · Sun 8/29 · 8:00 PM at Atlanta Falcons (19-10)

Regular Season

WEEK 1 · L ·Sun 9/12 · 4:25 PM EST at Kansas City Chiefs (33-29)

WEEK 2 · W · Thu 9/19 · 1:00 PM EST Houston Texans (31-21)

WEEK 3 · W · Sun 9/26 · 1:00 PM EST Chicago Bears (26-6)

WEEK 4 · W · Sun 10/3 · 1:00 PM EST at Minnesota Vikings (14-7)

WEEK 5 · L· Sun 10/10 · 4:05 PM EST at Los Angeles Chargers (47-42)

WEEK 6 · L· Sun 10/17 · 4:05 PM EST Arizona Cardinals (37-14)

WEEK 7 · W · Thu 10/21 · 8:20 PM EST Denver Broncos (17-14)

WEEK 8 · L · Sun 10/31 · 1:00 PM EST Pittsburgh Steelers (15-10)

WEEK 9 · W · Sun 11/7 · 1:00 PM EST at Cincinnati Bengals (41-16)

WEEK 10 · L · Sun 11/14 · 1:00 PM EST at New England Patriots (45-7)

WEEK 11 · W · Sun 11/21 · 1:00 PM EST Detroit Lions (13-10)

WEEK 12 · L · Sun 11/28 · 8:20 PM EST at Baltimore Ravens (16-10)

WEEK 13 · BYE

WEEK 14 · W · Mon 12/12 · 1:00 PM EST Baltimore Ravens (24-22)

WEEK 15 · L · Mon Dec. 20 · 5:00 PM Las Vegas Raiders (16-14)

WEEK 16 · L · Sat 12/25 · 4:30 PM at Green Bay Packers (24-22)

WEEK 17 · L · Mon 1/3 · 8:15 PM EST at Pittsburgh Steelers (26-14)

WEEK 18 · Sun 1/9 · 1:00 PM EST Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)