Kessler came in for an injured Robert Griffin (concussion), and completed two of three passes for 11 yards in Saturday's 20-17 win over the Chargers.
Kessler came in with his team up 20-17 with 10:20 to play, and wasn't asked to do much as they continued to milk the clock and watch the Chargers miss field goals. The rookie will likely start the season finale at Pittsburgh if RG3 isn't cleared by then, as the Browns can fully focus on developing their quarterback of the future now that they finally have a win under their belt.
Kessler will be in line to replace Robert Griffin in case of injury injury, according to coach Hue Jackson. In that case, Josh McCown may be held inactive against the Bills, as Cleveland has only been activating two quarterbacks on game days.
Kessler will be available in a backup capacity for Sunday's tilt with the Bengals.
With Robert Griffin (shoulder) named the starter for Week 14, Kessler will remain on the bench after missing the past few weeks due to a concussion. Griffin, who will be taking the field for the first time since Week 1, has had a history of injuries, leaving Kessler and veteran Josh McCown waiting in the wings should something go wrong Sunday.
Kessler cleared concussion protocol and returned to practice Monday, NFL.com reports.
Kessler missed Sunday's latest loss after sustaining his second concussion of the season, but he'll now have a couple weeks to retune his game before the Browns return from their bye and play the Bengals in Week 14. While there hasn't been confirmation yet, coach Hue Jackson's previous decisions make it reasonable to anticipate that Kessler would reclaim Cleveland's starting quarterback job from veteran Josh McCown for that contest.
Kessler (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants.
With Kessler dealing with his second concussion of the season, it's unclear if the Browns are inclined to roll him out down the stretch, but this week at least, veteran Josh McCown will get the team's starting QB nod, while Robert Griffin continues to work his way back from a shoulder injury.
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