Aug 27, 2022; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh Rosen (19) runs the ball against the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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Jan 2, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Josh Rosen (16) prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Browns officially sign QB Josh Rosen

The Cleveland Browns officially signed quarterback Josh Rosen to a contract on Friday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the Browns, however multiple media outlets reported it was a one-year contract.

Also on Friday, the Browns placed wide receiver David Bell on the active/physically unable to perform list and signed fourth-round pick Perrion Winfrey to a four-year rookie contract.

Rosen is joining the Cleveland Browns’ quarterback depth chart as the team prepares for the likelihood that Deshaun Watson will be suspended for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

The No. 10 overall draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2018, Rosen was traded to the Miami Dolphins following Arizona’s selection of Kyler Murray the following year.

Rosen split 2020 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad and the San Francisco 49ers’ active roster, though he never saw game action. He was with the Atlanta Falcons in 2021 and got into four games in relief of then-starter Matt Ryan.

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 reportedly worked out quarterback A.J. McCarron on Thursday as they sought contingency plans if the NFL suspends Watson for multiple games. Cleveland previously signed former NFL starter Jacoby Brissett. He would be No. 1 if Watson is erased from the depth chart for any period of time, general manager Andrew Berry said earlier this month. Josh Dobbs is the third quarterback on the roster entering camp.

Watson met with league investigators for three days in Delaware in late June to discuss allegations of sexual misconduct. Pro Football Talk reported a multi-game suspension was likely but not more than eight games.

Watson, acquired by the Browns from the Houston Texans for multiple draft picks, reportedly could agree not to appeal if the NFL opts against a season-long suspension. Two dozen massage therapists in Texas accused him of sexual misconduct, but two Texas grand juries declined to indict him.

Although he has denied doing anything wrong, Watson has settled 20 of the 24 civil lawsuits filed against him.

Bell, 21, is a nursing a foot injury. He was selected by the Browns in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft out of Purdue.

He is eligible to return from the PUP list at any point during training camp. He has to either come off prior to the final roster cutdown in September or remain there through the first six weeks of the regular season.

Winfrey, 21, was the last of the team’s nine draft picks to sign a contract.

The defensive tackle recorded 42 tackles, six sacks and one forced fumble in 23 career games at Oklahoma.

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Jan 2, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Josh Rosen (16) prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Vacancy? Browns brace for Deshaun Watson ban, to host QBs

Josh Rosen and AJ McCarron are candidates to be the next man up for the Cleveland Browns if quarterback Deshaun Watson is suspended, as expected, for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

Per multiple reports, the Browns are bringing in the backups to have a ready plan if the NFL suspends Watson for multiple games. Watson met with league investigators for three days in Delaware earlier this month to discuss allegations of sexual misconduct.

Pro Football Talk reported a multi-game suspension was likely but not more than eight games.

Watson, acquired by the Browns from the Houston Texans for multiple draft picks, could reportedly agree not to appeal if the NFL opts against a season-long suspension.

Cleveland has prepared to be without Watson by signing former NFL starter Jacoby Brissett. He would be No. 1 if Watson is erased from the depth chart for any period of time, general manager Andrew Berry said earlier this month. Josh Dobbs is the No. 3 quarterback on the roster entering camp.

But behind Brissett and Dobbs, the Browns are kicking the tires on Rosen, who was with the Atlanta Falcons in 2021. The 2018 first-round pick of the Cardinals was traded to the Miami Dolphins following Arizona’s selection of Kyler Murray.

The 31-year-old McCarron was Watson’s backup with the Houston Texans in 2019 and 2020.

McCarron, a fifth-round pick in 2014, has played in 16 career games with the Cincinnati Bengals, Raiders (then in Oakland) and Texans. He tore his ACL in the 2021 preseason with the Falcons.

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Aug 29, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Josh Rosen (16) is shown on the sideline during their game against the Cleveland Browns at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Rosen makes Falcons’ 53-man roster

Former high first-round pick Josh Rosen has found another home, making the Atlanta Falcons’ 53-man roster.

The Falcons are carrying three quarterbacks; Feleipe Franks, an undrafted rookie, also made the team behind starting QB Matt Ryan.

The Falcons signed Rosen on Aug. 24 after AJ McCarron went down with a season-ending ACL injury. McCarron was in line to be Ryan’s primary backup.

Rosen, 24, was the No. 10 overall selection by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2018 NFL Draft. After a rocky rookie season — a 3-10 record as a starter, 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions — the Cardinals traded him to the Miami Dolphins and selected Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick in 2019.

The Dolphins lost all three games he started in Miami in 2019 and released Rosen. He did not see game action in 2020, spending most of the season on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad before the San Francisco 49ers signed him in December.

San Francisco released Rosen earlier this month.

In his career, Rosen has completed 54.8 percent of his passes (275 of 502) for 2,845 yards with 12 TDs and 19 interceptions.

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Jul 28, 2021; Santa Clara, CA, USA;  San Francisco 49ers quarterback Josh Rosen (3) throws the ball during training camp at the SAP Performance Facility.  Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: QB Josh Rosen to vie for backup job with Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons will sign Josh Rosen to compete for the chance to back up quarterback Matt Ryan, multiple outlets reported.

The Falcons are seeking a No. 2 quarterback after AJ McCarron was lost for the season with a torn ACL in Saturday’s 37-17 preseason loss to the Miami Dolphins. Aside from Ryan, undrafted rookie Feleipe Franks is the only quarterback on the roster.

Rosen, still only 24, was the No. 10 overall selection by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2018 NFL Draft. After Rosen’s rocky first season — a 3-10 record as a starter, 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions — the Cardinals traded him to the Miami Dolphins and selected Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick in 2019.

The Dolphins lost all three games he started in Miami in 2019 and released Rosen. He did not see game action in 2020, having spent most of the season on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad before the San Francisco 49ers signed him in December.

He was released last week.

In his career, Rosen has completed 54.8 percent of his passes (275 of 502) for 2,845 yards with 12 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.

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Sep 1, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) stand with quarterbacks coach Robby Brown (L) during training camp at Baptist Health Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Injury-riddled 49ers reportedly will sign QB Rosen

The San Francisco 49ers — down to one healthy quarterback — reportedly will sign Josh Rosen to serve as the backup signal-caller this weekend, according to a report from ESPN on Tuesday night.

Rosen most recently has been part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad. The 23-year-old entered the league as a first-round draft pick (No. 10 overall) in 2018 out of UCLA, but he bounced from the Arizona Cardinals to the Miami Dolphins in his first two seasons before getting a practice-squad invite to Tampa Bay.

In 20 career games (16 starts), Rosen has completed 54.8 percent of his passes for 2,845 yards, 12 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. His career passer rating is 63.5.

C.J. Beathard had been the 49ers’ lone signal-caller heading into Saturday’s game against Arizona. Fellow quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo (high-ankle sprain) and Nick Mullens (elbow) are out with injuries, and the team placed practice squad quarterback Josh Johnson on the Reserve/COVID-19 list this week.

San Francisco (5-9) has lost three in a row and six of seven.

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Sep 4, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, United States; Miami Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) attempts a pass during training camp at Baptist Health Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers sign QB Rosen to practice squad

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed former Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen to their practice squad Tuesday.

Rosen, the No. 10 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, was released by the Dolphins on Saturday.

He was 0-3 as a starter for the Dolphins in 2019, completing 53.2 percent of his passes for 567 yards with one touchdown and five interceptions.

Rosen compiled a 3-10 record with the Cardinals in 2018, completing 55.2 percent of his throws for 2,278 yards with 11 TDs and 14 picks.

Tom Brady is the starter for Tampa Bay, with Blaine Gabbert opening the season as the backup and Ryan Griffin as the No. 3 quarterback.

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Sep 4, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, United States; Miami Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) stretches during training camp at Baptist Health Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: QB Rosen to join Bucs’ practice squad

Quarterback Josh Rosen will be signing a contract to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad, the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero reported on Sunday.

Rosen, 23, will be suiting up for his third team in as many years. The former first-round pick went unclaimed on waivers after being released by the Miami Dolphins earlier in the weekend.

Per the report, Rosen elected to join the Buccaneers’ practice squad because it was a better fit given that his salary for the season was already guaranteed.

Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin are on the team’s active roster behind six-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady, who signed a two-year contract in the offseason.

It has been a rocky road for Rosen, who was the No. 10 overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. He started 13 games during his rookie season in the desert.

Rosen was traded to the Dolphins on draft day in 2019 shortly after the Cardinals selected Kyler Murray with the top overall pick.

Rosen appeared in 14 games for the Cardinals in 2018, passing for 2,278 yards, 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He started three of his six games with the Dolphins last season, throwing for 567 yards, one TD and five interceptions.

The Dolphins gave up a second-round pick in 2019 and a fifth-round selection in 2020 to obtain Rosen.

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Sep 4, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, United States; Miami Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) stretches during training camp at Baptist Health Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Dolphins to release QB Rosen

One day after it was revealed the Miami Dolphins were willing to field trade inquiries for backup quarterback Josh Rosen, the team released the once-heralded signal caller instead, according to multiple reports Friday.

It has been a rocky road for the 23-year-old since leaving UCLA. The Southern California native was the No. 10 overall selection in the 2018 draft by the Arizona Cardinals, starting 13 games during his rookie season in the desert.

After the Cardinals drafted Kyler Murray No. 1 overall in 2019, Rosen was traded on draft day to the Miami Dolphins. Now Rosen is looking to join his third team in three years.

Rosen appeared in 14 games for the Cardinals in 2018, passing for 2,278 yards, 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He started three of his six games with the Dolphins last season, throwing for 567 yards, one TD and five interceptions.

The Dolphins gave up a second-round pick in 2019 and a fifth-round selection in 2020 to obtain Rosen.

The move means the Dolphins will proceed with Ryan Fitzpatrick as their starting quarterback this season, with Tua Tagovailoa as his backup. Tagovailoa was the No. 5 overall selection by the Dolphins in the most recent draft.

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Sep 1, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) stand with quarterbacks coach Robby Brown (L) during training camp at Baptist Health Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Dolphins fielding offers for QB Rosen

The Miami Dolphins are fielding trade offers for quarterback Josh Rosen, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday.

Rosen, 23, lost all three of his starts for the Dolphins last season and appears to have lost the backup QB job in Miami to rookie first-round draft pick Tua Tagovailoa. Ryan Fitzpatrick is the returning starter for the Dolphins.

Miami acquired Rosen from Arizona in April 2019, trading a 2019 second-round pick and a 2020 fifth-rounder to the Cardinals.

Rosen, the 10th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, started 13 games as a rookie for the Cardinals but became expendable when Arizona decided to draft quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall selection in 2019.

Rosen is 3-13 as an NFL starter and has completed 54.8 percent of his passes for 2,845 yards with 12 touchdowns and 19 interceptions in 20 games.

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