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Cleveland Browns Bench DeShone Kizer, Name Kevin Hogan Starting QB

Kizer's first starting stint lasted all of five games.

Stop us if you've heard this one before: the Cleveland Browns are changing starting quarterbacks.

Browns head coach Hue Jackson announced this morning that he was benching rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer in favor of third-year pro Kevin Hogan.

Hogan, who has appeared in seven games over the last two seasons, will make his first career start this Sunday against the Houston Texans.

On the surface, this move doesn't make a ton of sense. After all, if you spend a second-round pick on a guy and name him your starter in the preseason, why bench him after five weeks? The Browns are 0-5, but they aren't expected to compete for a playoff spot this year, so why not let Kizer continue to play and grow?

On the other hand, Kizer is barely completing 50 percent of his passes and has thrown three times many interceptions (nine) as touchdown passes (three). Perhaps Jackson is trying to salvage some of his confidence by having him watch and learn from the sidelines.

Either way, the Browns' endless quarterbacking cycle continues. Hogan will be the team's 28th different starting quarterback since 1999.