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May 5, 2020 09:28 PM
DeShone Kizer: Cut by Las Vegas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Raiders waived Kizer on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

The Las Vegas quarterback room became more crowded this offseason following the addition of Marcus Mariota and the team's decision to tender a contract to Nathan Peterman (elbow), rendering Kizer an expendable piece. Since serving as a 15-game starter for the 0-16 Browns in 2017, Kizer has appeared in three contests the past two years, with all coming as a member of the Packers in 2018.

January 28, 2020 05:20 PM
Raiders' DeShone Kizer: No game appearances
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kizer was active for four games but didn't play a snap during the 2019 season.

The 24-year-old served as the team's No. 3 quarterback and was a healthy scratch through the first 12 games of the season, but he supplanted Mike Glennon for the backup job down the stretch. The increased role indicates Kizer was making a solid impression at practice, but he never ended up seeing the field with starter Derek Carr remaining healthy. Kizer is heading into the final year of his rookie deal in 2020, and he should have the upper hand over any newcomers in retaining the backup job entering training camp.

December 6, 2019 01:32 PM
Raiders' DeShone Kizer: Jumps to No. 2 role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kizer supplanted Mike Glennon as the No. 2 quarterback on Oakland's roster Thursday, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.

Kizer has been a healthy scratch for the Raiders all season, but he stands to be active against Tennessee on Sunday as the top backup to Derek Carr. As a result, Mike Glennon will likely serve as the team's reserve option going forward.

September 9, 2019 09:00 PM
Raiders' DeShone Kizer: Healthy scratch Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kizer (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's game against the Broncos.

Kizer joined the Raiders on Sept. 1, but will have to wait at least another week to don the silver and black. With the Notre Dame product sitting Monday, Mike Glennon will be tasked with backing up Derek Carr.

September 1, 2019 08:08 PM
Raiders' DeShone Kizer: Set to don silver and black
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Raiders claimed Kizer off waivers Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Kizer was cut by the Packers after he failed to win the backup job, but found a team quickly Sunday. It will be an interesting dynamic in Oakland with four quarterbacks currently on the roster. One or two of Kizer, Nathan Peterman and Mike Glennon will surely be sent packing before next Monday's regular season game.

September 1, 2019 03:20 PM
DeShone Kizer: Sent packing by Pack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Packers waived Kizer on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

With this move, the Packers seemingly have decided to roll with Tim Boyle as Aaron Rodgers' primary backup.

August 30, 2019 01:00 AM
Packers' DeShone Kizer: Mixed results to close preseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kizer completed eight of 15 passes for 77 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Thursday night's 27-20 preseason win over the Chiefs. He also rushed once for 13 yards.

Kizer entered the game after Tim Boyle led the Packers' first three offensive drives, finishing 3-of-6 for 18 yards and a touchdown. On Kizer's first series, he was intercepted at Green Bay's own 17-yard line, but he rallied with a 12-play, 81-yard drive immediately afterward, culminating with a one-yard touchdown toss to backup tight end Evan Baylis with three seconds left in the second quarter. Although it was a mixed performance from Kizer, who again didn't get consistent protection from his offensive line, he'll still hope he did enough this preseason to retain his second-string gig behind Aaron Rodgers. However, whether he or Boyle wins that job remains to be seen.

August 24, 2019 10:44 AM
Packers' DeShone Kizer: Ineffective in third preseason game
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Kizer completed four of seven passes for 24 yards and ran once for six yards in Thursday's preseason loss to the Raiders. He did not throw any touchdowns and was intercepted once.

Kizer started the Packers' first two exhibition games, but fellow reserve quarterback Tim Boyle got that chance Thursday. Boyle played the entire first half and fared well, leading the Packers on three consecutive scoring drives in the second quarter. Kizer, on the other hand, did not, failing to put any points on the board while turning the ball over once and taking three sacks. Boyle, as the first quarterback in, clearly had the opportunity to take the field with players higher on the depth chart; however, the Packers held out nearly all their key players due to field conditions, so it wasn't a major difference. Kizer was seemingly the favorite to earn the backup job behind Aaron Rodgers heading into Thursday's contest, but the competition now seems wide open with one preseason game to go.

August 16, 2019 06:32 PM
Packers' DeShone Kizer: Average in second exhibition game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kizer started Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens and completed five of 10 passes for 70 yards. He did not account for any touchdowns nor turn the ball over.

Aaron Rodgers was expected to start under center Thursday, but he was a late scratch with a sore back, which allowed Kizer to start for the second week in a row. Kizer got a chance to play with the rest of the first team this time around after most of the Packers' starters sat out the exhibition opener. However, he only played two drives -- one ended on a turnover on downs, one on a field goal -- so it was tough to take too much away from the outing. Kizer remains the favorite to open the season with the backup spot behind Rodgers, but fellow quarterback Tim Boyle -- or possibly even someone not currently on the roster -- could still come away with the job.

August 9, 2019 12:20 AM
Packers' DeShone Kizer: Decent in preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kizer completed 8 of 13 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's 28-26 preseason win over the Texans.

Kizer started with Aaron Rodgers resting, and although his first three drives resulted in punts, he was able to find Darrius Shepherd for a 14-yard touchdown to begin the second quarter. He was replaced by Tim Boyle after halftime, and although two of Boyle's three completions on five attempts were touchdowns, Kizer still fared relatively well for himself as he aims to stave off competition to remain Rodgers' backup this season.

June 27, 2019 12:20 AM
Packers' DeShone Kizer: Drawing poor offseason reviews
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kizer struggled during the portions of the Packers' spring workouts that were available to the media, Mark Feldmann of the Racine Journal Times reports.

Observers offered similar criticisms for fellow reserve quarterback Tim Boyle, which isn't good news for a Packers organization that has seen Aaron Rodgers miss time due to injury both of the past two seasons. There's plenty of time for both players to turn things around in training camp, but it's also possible that Green Bay acquires a more serviceable No. 2 option ahead of the regular season.

December 31, 2018 12:28 PM
Packers' DeShone Kizer: Continues to be turnover machine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kizer completed 16 of 35 attempts, throwing for 132 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 31-0 loss to Detroit. He also added four rushes for 40 yards on the afternoon.

Kizer has demonstrated raw arm talent and glimpses of brilliance as a rusher from time to time, but his first two years in the NFL have been a supreme disappointment overall. Having entered the league as a second-round draft choice of Cleveland in 2017, the Notre Dame product has proceeded to complete fewer than 54 percent of his attempts, while owning an abysmal 11:24 TD:INT ratio for his career. Kizer's roster spot in Green Bay is far from guaranteed heading into 2019, as his ability to contribute as a reliable backup to Aaron Rodgers remains very much in question with this latest dud against Detroit's top-10 pass defense.

December 11, 2018 07:40 AM
Packers' DeShone Kizer: Kneels out victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kizer took a knee on the final play of Sunday's victory over the Falcons and finished with one rushing attempt for minus-1 yard.

Kizer took the field for the first time since Week 1, but his appearance was purely ceremonial, as Sunday's game had already been decided when he entered. He continues to operate as the Packers' backup quarterback behind starter Aaron Rodgers.

September 10, 2018 02:40 PM
Packers' DeShone Kizer: Struggles with turnovers in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kizer completed four of seven passes for 55 yards while temporarily filling in for an injured Aaron Rodgers in Sunday's victory over the Bears. Kizer did not toss a touchdown but did throw an interception and lost a fumble as well.

Kizer held his own immediately after entering the game, marching the Packers down the field into scoring position. However, a careless fumble -- while influenced by pressure from Khalil Mack -- cost the Packers any points, and his interception on the next drive that Mack took to the house gave the Bears a 17-point lead heading into halftime. Kizer has now seen action in 16 NFL games, but mistakes are still clearly an issue. Still, if Rodgers misses any further action, the Packers will have to sink or swim with Kizer.

August 29, 2018 03:40 PM
Packers' DeShone Kizer: On track to open as backup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kizer is on track to open the season as the Packers' backup quarterback following the team's trade of Brett Hundley to the Seahawks on Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of reports.

While Kizer has not officially been named the No. 2 quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers, Hundley's departure leaves undrafted rookie Tim Boyle as the only other quarterback on the roster, so it all but guarantees Kizer the job unless the Packers add another player at the position prior to Week 1. Kizer started 15 games for the Browns as a rookie last season, but the Packers are no doubt hoping he only sees the field in inconsequential situations in 2018.

August 25, 2018 01:52 PM
Packers' DeShone Kizer: Struggles in third preseason contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kizer completed just 11 of his 23 pass attempts for 120 yards and rushed two times for five yards Friday against the Raiders.

Kizer was brought in this offseason to compete with Brett Hundley for the backup role behind Aaron Rodgers, but, if Friday's affair is any indication, Hundley remains ahead of him in the race. Hundley received the start during the contest and outperformed Kizer in what was a rather lackluster offensive showing for the Packers overall. It's unlikely the Packers will carry fewer than three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster, so it's a good bet that Kizer will stick around even if he doesn't earn the top backup job.

August 17, 2018 03:56 PM
Packers' DeShone Kizer: Plays well in second exhibition game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kizer completed seven of 12 passes for 149 yards and had two carries for four yards in Thursday's win over the Steelers. He tossed two touchdowns in the game and did not throw an interception.

A good chunk of Kizer's passing yardage came on a catch-and-run from receiver Jake Kumerow, but he nonetheless put up quality numbers in his four series on the field. Kizer and Brett Hundley remain neck and neck in the battle for the Packers' backup quarterback spot.

August 10, 2018 05:08 PM
Packers' DeShone Kizer: Excels in first action with new team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kizer completed nine of 18 passes for 134 yards and had three carries for 18 yards in Thursday's preseason win over the Titans.

Kizer's completion percentage certainly wasn't great, but he looked plenty comfortable in his new surroundings and made a number of plays with both with his arm and legs. Kizer, who was acquired from the Browns during the offseason, is competing for the backup spot behind Aaron Rodgers with Brett Hundley, who also played well Thursday. Hundley has the slight edge at the moment given his tenure in Green Bay, but the Packers clearly like Kizer. Therefore, even if he does lose out to Hundley, he is a good bet for a roster spot, barring another trade.

March 10, 2018 12:00 PM
Browns' DeShone Kizer: Traded to Packers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Browns traded Kizer to the Packers on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The compensation for 2015 first-round pick Damarious Randall (hand) is a developmental quarterback, which is an apparent need after Brett Hundley was forced into action and disappointed in 2017. Kizer himself retained the starting job in Cleveland for all but one game as a rookie last year, tossing a league-leading 22 interceptions and completing only 54 percent of his passes. Expect Kizer to compete with Hundley for the backup gig behind Aaron Rodgers this offseason.

March 5, 2018 03:24 PM
Browns' DeShone Kizer: Praised by GM Dorsey
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kizer received praise from Browns general manager John Dorsey for improving over the final month of his rookie season, Dan Labbe of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "What I thought was really nice was how much he improved week in and week out," Dorsey said. "And like I've always told you guys, I think a young quarterback from year one going through his rookie year, into year two, he makes exponential improvement moving forward and I would expect nothing less from him."

The Browns aren't necessarily ready to give up on Kizer, but they also don't want to be in the position of depending on him as a starter. It'll be a surprise if Cleveland doesn't use one of its two first-round picks on a quarterback, and there also are rumors that head coach Hue Jackson is still pushing for a reunion with impending free agent AJ McCarron. Kizer's best-case scenario is a quarterback competition in which he's the underdog, while the worst-case scenario would leave him as a clear No. 3 on the depth chart. The Browns might even explore the market for trade possibilities, depending on what they intend to do at the position the next two months.

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