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Browns claim QB Joe Callahan on waivers

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For the second time, the Packers have been foiled in an attempt to get the rookie QB onto their practice squad.

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Once again, the Green Bay Packers’ quest to get quarterback Joe Callahan onto the practice squad has failed. Callahan was waived by the New Orleans Saints on Saturday, and both the Packers and Saints were expected to make plays to get him onto their practice squads if he cleared waivers.

However, the 0-6 Cleveland Browns had other plans. According to NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo’s sources, the Browns put in a claim for Callahan today, and by virtue of being the only 0-7 team in the NFL, they had the top waiver priority and will be awarded Callahan’s rights. This likely means that we will never know if the Packers were interested in bringing him back to the active roster instead of the practice squad.

The Browns have played six different players at the quarterback position so far this year, and Callahan would make number seven if there is an injury to rookie Kevin Hogan. Here’s the list:

  1. Robert Griffin III
  2. Josh McCown
  3. Charlie Whitehurst
  4. Terrelle Pryor
  5. Cody Kessler
  6. Kevin Hogan

Kessler was the latest QB to be hurt, as he suffered a concussion in Sunday’s game against the Bengals. Hogan came into the game and ran for over 100 yards on just seven carries, but was unable to lead the Browns to a win.

If Kessler’s concussion keeps him out of Cleveland’s week 8 game against the Jets, Callahan would probably be Hogan’s backup. Godspeed, Joe.