PREVIEW: Rams Face Browns In Preseason Game #2

(Sports Network) - Fans at Cleveland Browns Stadium will get their first up- close-and-personal look at new starting quarterback Jake Delhomme on Saturday night, when the signal-caller leads his team into action against the St. Louis Rams in the second August tune-up for each squad.

Delhomme, the former Carolina Panthers Pro Bowler who was signed by the Browns in order to shut the team's long-time revolving door at quarterback, debuted in a Cleveland uniform in last week's 27-24 win at the Green Bay Packers.

Delhomme was a razor-sharp 6-of-7 passing for 66 yards before giving way to backups Seneca Wallace (4-of-8, 72 yards, 2 TD), Brett Ratliff (7-of-15, 51 yards) and rookie Colt McCoy (5-of-10, 25 yards, 2 INT).

Other first-time feature attractions for the home fans in Cleveland are first- round rookie cornerback Joe Haden, ex-Eagle turn Browns corner Sheldon Brown, and former Eagles linebacker Chris Gocong.

Second-round running Montario Hardesty (knee) could sit out on Saturday.

Delhomme and the Cleveland first team are expected to play the first half against St. Louis.

The Rams, meanwhile, will be seeing to turn the page after suffering a 28-7 home loss to the Minnesota Vikingsin preseason Week 1.

Rookie quarterback and No. 1 overall draft choice Sam Bradford completed just 6-of-13 passes for 57 yards while under constant duress for a Rams offense that was playing without several key starters.

A.J. Feeley (3-of-6, 19 yards) started at quarterback for the Rams and is expected to do so again. Running backSteven Jackson, who did not play against the Vikings, could see brief time in the contest.

The Rams lead the all-time preseason series with the Browns, 13-12-1, though the Browns were 21-10 home winners in the last such meeting, prior to the 1993 season.

The franchises last met in meaningful play in 2007, a 27-20 Cleveland win at the Edward Jones Dome.

The Rams franchise spent its first eight years of existence (1937-1945) in Cleveland, prior to its relocation to Los Angeles. The Browns came into existence as a member of the All-American Football Conference (AAFC) in 1946.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Cleveland

You must be a member of SB Nation Cleveland to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Cleveland. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Cleveland

You must be a member of SB Nation Cleveland to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Cleveland. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.