Browns list Deshaun Watson as starting QB for preseason opener vs. Jaguars

Aug 11, 2022

Deshaun Watson is listed as the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns' preseason opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday.

The Browns announced the decision on Wednesday as an NFL appeal to extend Watson's six-game regular-season suspension remains pending. If he remains eligible to play, Friday will mark Watson's first game with the Browns since Cleveland acquired him in a trade with the Houston Texans.

Independent officer Sue L. Robinson issued Watson a six-game ban on Aug. 1 after ruling in a league disciplinary hearing that he violated the NFL's personal conduct policy amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct or sexual assault. While the NFL sought an indefinite suspension of at least a full season, she limited his ban to six games, writing that his “pattern of behavior was egregious” but “nonviolent sexual conduct."

Source: Yahoo Sports