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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Oct 31, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) warms up before a game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa to start vs. Jets

The Miami Dolphins will turn back to Tua Tagovailoa to start their upcoming road game against the New York Jets, coach Brian Flores announced Monday.

Tagovailoa, who has been nursing a small fracture in the middle finger of his throwing hand, came on in relief of an injured Jacoby Brissett during the Dolphins’ 22-10 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday.

He completed 8 of 13 passes for 158 yards for the Dolphins (3-7), who have won two in a row heading into Sunday’s game against the Jets (2-7) in East Rutherford, N.J.

Tagovailoa, 23, has thrown for 1,198 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions in six games this season. He missed three games earlier this season because of fractured ribs.

The Dolphins selected Tagovailoa with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. In 14 career starts, including five this season, he has a 7-7 record.

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Jacoby Brissett (14) and Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) during the closing seconds of their victory over the Houston Texans during NFL game at Hard Rock Stadium Sunday in Miami Gardens.

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Dolphins tab QB Jacoby Brissett as starter vs. Ravens

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett will make his second consecutive start for the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night against the visiting Baltimore Ravens.

Starter Tua Tagovailoa continues to deal with a fractured and swollen middle finger on his throwing hand. He was limited in practice on Monday and Tuesday and officially listed as questionable on Wednesday.

Tagovailoa will serve as the backup against the Ravens (6-2).

It’ll be the fifth start of the season for Brissett. He led the Dolphins to a 17-9 win over the Houston Texans last week despite a sloppy performance. He turned the ball over three times, finishing 26-for-43 for 244 yards and a touchdown. He threw two interceptions and lost a fumble.

Overall, he’s completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 1,127 yards and five touchdowns against four interceptions.

The Dolphins are 2-7.

On the Ravens’ side, wide receiver Sammy Watkins was active for the first time since Oct. 11. He missed three games in that time with a thigh injury.

Baltimore’s inactives included running back Latavius Murray (ankle), tight end Nick Boyle (knee), right tackle Patrick Mekari (ankle) and nose tackle Brandon Williams (shoulder).

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Oct 31, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) looks on prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Dolphins to start Jacoby Brissett vs. Texans

The Miami Dolphins are expected to start Jacoby Brissett in Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans while fellow quarterback Tua Tagovailoa nurses a small fracture in the middle finger of his throwing hand, ESPN reported.

Tagovailoa, who was listed as questionable on the injury report, likely will serve as the backup on Sunday. The Dolphins (1-7) do not have another quarterback on the roster.

Tagovailoa, 23, has thrown for 1,040 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions in five games this season. He missed three games earlier this season because of fractured ribs.

The Dolphins selected Tagovailoa with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. In 13 career starts, including four this season, he has a 7-6 record.

Brissett, 28, has thrown for 883 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions in parts of six games this season.

–Field Level Media

Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) greets teammates before the start of the game against Indianapolis Colts during NFL game at Hard Rock Stadium Sunday in Miami Gardens.

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa designated to return off IR

The Miami Dolphins designated quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to return from injured reserve on Tuesday.

Tagovailoa has been on IR since Sept. 25, six days after injuring his ribs in the Dolphins’ 35-0 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

The Dolphins won at New England in Week 1 but are off to a 1-4 start with the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5) up next Sunday in London. Jacksonville has lost 20 consecutive games.

Jacoby Brissett replaced Tagovailoa as the starting quarterback and could still see action if the former first-round pick isn’t ready to play.

Brissett, however, played with a severe hamstring strain during Sunday’s 45-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was taken to the locker room on a cart before returning to the game.

Brissett, 28, was 27 of 39 passing for 275 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception against the Bucs.

Tagovailoa, 23, is 17 of 31 for 215 yards with one touchdown and one interception in two starts this season.

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2015 College Football Preview: NC State Wolfpack

Last year, the Wolfpack had an excellent start, going 4-0 to open their season. Then, the reality of conference play set in, and they went on a four game losing skid, all to ACC opponents. They did finish the season strong, winning four out of their last five games. The proudest moment of the season was their victory against UNC at Chapel Hill. Ask any NC State fan, and they will tell you it doesn’t matter how poorly they play the whole season, as long as they beat UNC, they are happy. Last year was a great year for NC State; let’s see how 2015 is shaping up for them.
2015 Schedule:

  1. Sept. 5th—Troy
  2. Sept.12th—Eastern Kentucky
  3. Sept. 19th—at Old Dominion
  4. Sept. 26th—at South Alabama
  5. Oct. 3rd—Louisville
  6. Oct. 9th—at Virginia Tech (Friday)
  7. BYE
  8. Oct. 24th—at Wake Forest
  9. Oct. 31st—Clemson
  10. Nov. 7th—at Boston College
  11. Nov. 14th—at Florida State
  12. Nov. 21st—Syracuse
  13. Nov. 28th—North Carolina

Offense:
The offense for the Wolfpack is led by QB Jacoby Brissett. Brissett was a transfer player from Florida. In his junior year, Brissett did excellent work throwing for over 2,500 yards, 23 touchdowns, and only five interceptions. The only bad part for Brissett is that his two top receivers transferred at the end of the season. The departure of two great pass catchers leaves the Wolfpack receiving corps looking rather thin heading into 2015. The rushing game for NC State was rather impressive last season with the Pack averaging 204.5 rushing yards per game. The running back that was responsible for the majority of those yards was Shadrach Thornton. Thornton rushed for almost a thousand yards last season and rushed for 9 TDs. Having such a great ground game kept their turnovers down to only 15 the whole season. Thornton is heading into his senior season this year and is looking to increase his draft stock. This season, the O-line is bringing back three starters who will hope to open plenty of holes. The line will also hope to protect their QB a lot better, seeing as they allowed over thirty sacks.
Defense:
The rushing defense for the Wolfpack last season was average at best, allowing around 168 rush yards per game. The last five games of the season, the run protection became stouter by not allowing more than 85 yards in four out of five games. Sadly, for NC State, they lost three starters on their defensive line. This will be hard to replace, but there is some young talent to fill their shoes. The anchor of the line will likely be DT B.J. Hill, who had 40 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss last season. The pass defense for the Pack did an excellent job last season of preventing a lot of air travel. They allowed, on average, 204.7 pass yards per game, which ranked 30th in the nation. The secondary still has all of its members on the team and are looking to fly under a lot of their opponents radars and surprise them.
2015 Outlook:
Strength of Schedule: 5 out of 10
The schedule for the Wolfpack is extremely soft through the first four non-conference games (Troy, East Kentucky, Old Dominion, and South Alabama). However, it soon gets harder for them as they have to face Virginia Tech, Florida State, and an up and coming Boston College team, all on the road. The schedule does swing in their favor some as they do have Clemson and Louisville at home. The biggest highlight of the season for NC State will be their home finale, when their rivals, the UNC Tar Heels, come to Raleigh. I feel the offense for NC State is pretty set up, besides the receiving situation. The defense is full of guys who are young and underrated who hope to step up and make a difference this year. I expect the Wolfpack to be able to make it to their fifth bowl game in the past six years.
2016 NFL Draft Prospects:
#12 Jacoby Brissett, QB, Senior—6’4”, 231 lbs
#10 Shadrach Thornton, RB, Senior—6’1”, 206 lbs
#20 Hakim Jones, FS, Senior—6’2”, 205 lbs
Austin Morris is the creator of The Scouting Lab. He is a graduate of National Football Post’sIntroduction to Scouting and Scouting Boot Camp. He can be reached atamorris3585@scc.stanly.edu