Whitehurst (knee) was released by the Browns with an injury settlement Tuesday.
Whitehurst replaced an injured Cody Kessler (ribs) in Week 5 and held his own, but he suffered an injury of his own in the process. The extent of Whitehurst's setback is not certain, but it apparently would have cost him some time, so the Browns decided to remove him from the roster and replace him with a healthy quarterback in Kevin Hogan. Whitehurst could hook on with a new team once he is back at 100 percent.
Whitehurst hyper-extended his left knee toward the end of Sunday's game against the Titans, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
The team's healthiest quarterback at that point, Whitehurst returned to take a knee on the final snap, which doesn't necessarily mean he was healthy enough to play. However, it sounds as if Cody Kessler (ribs) and/or Josh McCown (collarbone) will be ready for Week 6 against the Titans, rendering Whitehurt's health status of little importance to the team. Then again, it's a bit too early to make assumptions, so Whitehurst does have an outside shot to get a start, if his hyper-extension isn't too serious. He replaced an injured Kessler on Sunday, completing 14 of 24 passes for 182 yards, with a touchdown and an interception.
Whitehurst completed 14 of 24 passes for 182 yards with a touchdown and an interception against the Patriots on Sunday.
Whitehurst was called upon when Cody Kessler (chest) went down and was able hold his own against a tough New England defense. He was picked off once but lofted a perfect 17-yard touchdown pass to Connor Hamlett in the fourth quarter. It remains to be seen how serious Kessler's injury is, but should he have to sit in Week 6, Whitehurst will be under center once again versus the Titans.
Whitehurst signed with the Browns on Tuesday.
As expected, Whitehurst was signed to serve as Cody Kessler's backup, with Josh McCown (shoulder) out for at least one week. Kevin Hogan will likely stay on the practice squad, leaving Whitehurst one injury away from taking the reins.
Whitehurst is expected to sign with the Browns this week, NFL.com reports.
With Josh McCown (shoulder) unlikely to play Sunday against Miami, the Browns will turn to their third starting quarterback in as many games. Third-round selection Cody Kessler is expected to do the honors, but Whitehurst could eventually get a look if the rookie struggles. Kevin Hogan, who is currently on the practice squad, might also be an option at some point this season.
Whitehurst (hamstring) has been placed on injured reserve, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
With Andrew Luck (kidney) and Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder) uncertain for Week 17, there's some chance Stephen Morris could get the start in a game that's unlikely to have any impact on the playoff picture. In addition to needing a win and a Texans loss, the Colts need at least six other games to go in their favor to hand them the strength-of-victory tiebreaker. Whitehurst, meanwhile, is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the season.
Whitehurst pulled a hamstring during Sunday's win over the Dolphins, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
If Andrew Luck (kidney) isn't ready to return, it isn't clear that Whitehurst or Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder) will be available. Stephen Morris is the No. 4 quarterback, and while it seems likely that at least one of the other three signal-callers will be available, the Colts have almost no chance of qualifying for the playoffs, according to ESPN.com.
Whitehurst completed nine passes off of 14 pass attempts for 78 yards in Sunday's win over Miami. Whitehurst came in to replace an injured Matt Hasselbeck, who is reportedly not optimistic about playing in Week 17, Kevin Bowen of Colts.com reports.
Whitehurst entered the game late in the second quarter and the Colts offensive approach changed dramatically. With Matt Hasselback under center, Indianapolis dropped back on 16 of 23 plays. Whitehurst, however, dropped back just 14 times on 30 plays. The fact that the Colts were nursing a lead can be cited as a reason for the team's conservative approach, but with their backup quarterback sporting a QB rating of just 50.3 it is hard to blame them. With Week 17 representing a must-win situation for Indianapolis, expect the team to keep their fingers crossed that Hasselbeck or Luck get healthy. Otherwise it will be Whitehurst taking on a Tennessee defense that, surprisingly, entered the week ranked No. 9 against the pass.
Whitehurst came on for an injured Matt Hasselbeck (back) and completed 1 of 2 passes for 13 yards Sunday against the Texans. Hasselbeck returned for the next series, which pushed Whitehurst back to the bench.
Whitehurst has now come on for Hasselbeck in three consecutive games, as the 40-year-old veteran continues to battle back and rib injuries. Quarterback Andrew Luck (abdomen/kidney) has not been cleared for full contact yet, so it's unclear who will ultimately start in Week 16 against the Dolphins. All that being said, Whitehurst would be a fairly poor fantasy option if he ends up being the starter.
Whitehurst completed two of eight passes for eight yards and an interception Sunday against the Jaguars, coming on twice for Matt Hasselbeck, who was eventually knocked out with a rib injury.
Hasselbeck threw for 252 yards before exiting the game, and while Whitehurst wasn't able to get much going, he could be forced into action if Hasselbeck has to miss any time. On the other hand, Andrew Luck could return from his abdomen and kidney issues in Week 15 against the Texans, which would make Hasselbeck's availability moot with regard to Whitehurst.
Whitehurst replaced an injured Matt Hasselbeck in the fourth quarter and was 4-of-8 for 51 yards in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh. He could start Sunday against Jacksonville if Hasselbeck remains sidelined with a sore neck.
Andrew Luck isn't expected to return from a lacerated kidney and abdominal muscle injury until at least Week 15, according to NFL Network, so Whitehurst would get the nod this week if Hasselbeck is out.
The Colts have claimed Whitehurst off waivers from the Titans.
With Andrew Luck sidelined, Whitehurst is in line to serve in a backup capacity for the Colts behind Matt Hasselbeck, who is slated to fill in for Luck.
The Titans have waived Whitehurst.
The move frees up a roster spot for the activation of running back David Cobb, while Marcus Mariota (who has recovered from a knee issue) and Zach Mettenberger remain on hand to handle the Titans' QB duties.
Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst was atrocious Week 17 against the Colts, completing 12 of 28 passes for 72 yards and a touchdown in a 27-10 loss. Whitehurst averaged 2.6 yards per pass attempt.
Appearing in seven games due to injuries to Jake Locker and Zach Mettenberger, Whitehurst completed under 57 percent of his throws for seven touchdowns against two interceptions. He's slated to return in 2015 as a backup.
The Titans declared quarterback Zach Mettenberger (shoulder), defensive back Jemea Thomas, linebacker Dontay Moch, offensive tackles Taylor Lewan (ankle) and Terren Jones (concussion), wideout Rico Richardson and defensive end Ropati Pitoitua inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts.
Quarterback Charlie Whitehurst will make his second straight start.
Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst tossed one touchdown on Thursday against the Jaguars.
Whitehurst completed 24 of 35 passes for 287 yards and a touchdown. He did not turn the ball over during the contest. Whitehurst looked to attack Jacksonville down the field, averaging 8.2 yards per completion. This sometimes came back to bite him, as he wound up taking four sacks. Whitehurst's only score came on the team's first drive. On the 13th play of the drive, Whitehurst found running back Leon Washington for the 8 yard score. Whitehurst also picked up 12 rushing yards on three attempts.
Depending on the team's injury situation at quarterback, Whitehurst may be in line to start next week against the Colts.
After quarterback Jake Locker left the game with a shoulder injury, Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst came off the bench to throw for 203 yards in a 16-11 loss to the Jets Sunday.
Whitehurst completed 10 of his 24 pass attempts, but did not throw a touchdown or an interception. He also rushed for 9 yards on two attempts.
The game appearance was Whitehurst's first since Oct. 19. The Titans will play at Jacksonville Thursday.
Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt confirmed quarterback Jake Locker, not Charlie Whitehurst, will be the starter moving forward, starting Week 15 against the Jets, reports The Tennessean. Rookie starter Zach Mettenberger reportedly suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in Sunday's loss to the Giants, though Whisenhunt maintains there's a chance Mettenberger will return this year.
Locker has played in six games this season, posting a 71.1 passer rating while accounting for six touchdowns and eight turnovers.
The Titans declared the following players inactive for the game at Houston: offensive tackle Taylor Lewan (ankle), wideout Kris Durham, quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, defensive end Kamerion Wimbley (hamstring), defensive tackle DaQuan Jones, running back Antonio Andrews and safety Marqueston Huff (hamstring).
The following players have been ruled as inactive for the Titans in Week 12 against the Eagles: quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, wide receiver Kris Durham, cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson, defensive back Marqueston Huff, tackle Will Svitek, tight end Richard Gordon, defensive end Ropati Pitoitua.