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Browns make PJ Walker No. 2 QB ahead of Dorian Thompson-Robinson

We discuss the Browns’ decision to move veteran QB PJ Walker ahead of rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson on the depth chart.

P. J. Walker #10 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to a game against the Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 01, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images

The Cleveland Browns will face the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6 of the NFL season. Starting quarterback Deshaun Watson is dealing with a rotator cuff contusion that kept him out of the team’s Week 4 matchup. Rookie QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson started that game but, coming out of the bye week, has been moved down the depth chart. PJ Walker will take over as the backup quarterback with DTR moving o No. 3. If Watson can’t play this week, Walker would be expected to take over.

Walker spent the last three seasons in the quarterback rotation of the Carolina Panthers. He played in six games last year and threw for 731 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions. Walker signed with the Chicago Bears in the offseason and through training camp this fall but couldn’t win the backup QB job behind Justin Fields. Walker now gets a fresh start with the Browns and could see significant work soon if Watson can’t recover from the shoulder injury. Walker now ghe