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Jake Delhomme Will Be A Brown--For Now, Anyway

Tom Heckert wanted to make it clear to Cleveland Browns fans that Jake Delhomme isn’t going to be a casualty of the recent roster cuts.

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Browns G.M. Tom Heckert told Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer there are no plans “at present” (Grossi’s words) to cut quarterback Jake Delhomme.

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This makes sense, in theory, since Seneca Wallace will probably not be with the team next season—he was grumpy about not playing and was reportedly just going through the motions the last few weeks of the season.

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Delhomme was clearly a mentor for Colt McCoy down the stretch, and the Browns will definitely be looking for a veteran to fill the backup role as McCoy develops, or in case of injury. Whether or not that person is Jake Delhomme, making $5.5 million next season, is still up in the air.

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The labor agreement is throwing a wrench in everything, so keeping him for the time being is not a bad thing. There’s no roster bonus, and no clear-cut reason for getting rid of him right now.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.