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Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer warms up prior to an NFL preseason football game against the New Orleans Saints, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Cleveland. The Browns won 20-14. (AP Photo/David Richard)

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Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson pumped the brakes on talk of rookie DeShone Kizer being the team’s starting quarterback this season when asked about it Thursday.

Kizer looked excellent in the Browns’ 20-14 preseason win over the New Orleans Saints by throwing for 184 yards and one touchdown, but Jackson was far from ready to anoint him, according to Tony Grossi of ESPN 850 WKNR:

“I think it’s way too early to talk about that. Let’s see it for what it was: the guy made some plays at the end to give us a chance to win, but there’s still things he needs to do better. I’m sure he’s the first to tell there’s so many things to clean up. He’s got a lot of work to do, but a night like tonight will give him confidence.”


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