Joe Flacco to Remain on Brow.

Breaking news: Big Ten Disregard Rumours…

The Browns announced on Tuesday that they will keep Joe Flacco on the practice squad despite speculation that opposing teams could attempt to pluck the veteran from Cleveland

The Cleveland Browns announced on Tuesday that Joe Flacco was going to remain on the team’s practice squad before their upcoming game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

While this is standard procedure in the NFL, this news sent Browns’ nation into a bit of a panic as some fans believed that this would make him eligible to be signed and picked up elsewhere.

Do not worry! Joe Flacco will be a Cleveland Brown next week and throughout the remainder of the season.

At the highest level, the practice squad rules are pretty straightforward:

Practice squad players can be placed on the gameday roster THREE times during the season

After those first three designations, they revert to the practice squad

Upon the fourth designation to the gameday roster, they must be signed to the 53-man roster

If they are not signed to the team’s 53-man roster after their fourth game, they will then go to the waiver wire and be available for any team to pick up

Teams are allowed to activate two practice squad players per week.

We experienced this same thing earlier in the season when quarterback PJ Walker was going through the same routine.

After his third game of the year, he was placed on the 53-man roster and is a part of the active roster now.

The reason that Cleveland is doing this is because they don’t want to use a third roster spot for a quarterback.

Both Dorian Thompson-Robinson and PJ Walker have no more practice squad weeks available to them. So, for the next two weeks, expect Flacco to remain a “practice squad” player by title only.

Flacco’s debut for Cleveland had its moments of “wow, he still has it” and he can take this team to the playoffs.

Outside of one decision, he put together a nice day going 23-for-44 with 254 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Browns’ 36-19 loss to the Rams.

With Dorian Thompson-Robinson’s health still in question, expect Flacco to remain the quarterback, at least for the short term.

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