Keeping only two means that one of the quarterbacks who had a chance to win the starting job this season -- Cody Kessler and Brock Osweiler -- could be gone.
And if the Browns trade or cut Osweiler, Kevin Hogan is also in the mix for the backup job behind DeShone Kizer.
Asked about a recent remark that he's be "surprised if Osweiler is not on the roster at the start of the season,'' Brown revised that statement.
Asked if he'd judge Colin Kaepernick on just football or his national anthem protests, he said, "It would be on the merits of him as a quarterback.
A drive earlier, he completed an 18-yard pass to Jordan Leslie, who made a sensational, leaping one-handed grab.
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