This morning Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson released a statement stating that rookie quarterback Deshone Kizer would be starting the team's third preseason game. Also, the team lost several players for the season and released veteran defensive lineman Desmond Bryant.

Browns to start Kizer, trying to trade Osweiler

In the statement the Cleveland Browns released, Jackson said that Deshone Kizer is “certainly positioning himself well to earn the starting job heading into the regular season.” While this is positive news for the rookie out of Notre Dame, who the team drafted in the second-round, it is not a good sign for fellow quarterback Brock Osweiler.

Earlier in the day, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Osweiler is not expected to start in the team's third preseason game. Jackson confirmed later in the day that he is not expected to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Now, league sources have told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler that the Browns are renewing their attempts to try to trade the veteran quarterback.

It seems unlikely that the Browns would be able to trade Osweiler without agreeing to eat basically all of the $16 million in guaranteed money that he is owed this season. The quarterback declined to comment went asked about trade speculation stating that “That's something I'm going to stay away from.”

Browns lose Tank Carder, two others for season

The Cleveland Browns lost linebacker Tank Carder for the season to a torn ACL. He was competing for the starting middle linebacker job, which would have been a big step up for the sixth year veteran who has been a backup and key special teams player his whole career.

Fourth-year lineman Matt McCants, who signed with the team this offseason, was played on injured reserve along with Carder due to an ankle injury. The team also waived defensive back Justin Currie with an injury designation due to an ankle injury.

Browns release veteran Desmond Bryant

Yesterday the Cleveland Browns released veteran defensive lineman Desmond Bryant.

Since Bryant signed with the team back in 2013 he has been a starter on their defensive. However, the 31-year-old missed all of last year with a torn pectoral muscle and was facing an uphill battle to make the roster.

This was because the Browns drafted defensive linemen Myles Garrett in the first-round, Larry Ogunjobi in the third-round and Caleb Brantley in the sixth-round. To take Bryant's roster spot the team signed defensive tackle Brandon Thompson, who has played for the Cincinnati Bengals since 2012 and missed all of last season with a torn ACL.