Browns QB Jake Delhomme was to sit out practice Wednesday, head coach Eric Mangini said, according to the club, but Mangini said the quarterback, who has an ankle injury, could return to practice on Thursday or Friday, according to multiple media outlets.
Delhomme has missed the past two games with his injury. Seneca Wallace has started both games in place of Delhomme, completing 34-of-55 passes with 370 yards with two TDs and one interception in losses to Kansas City and Baltimore. If Delhomme can't play Sunday vs. Cincinnati, Wallace will make his third consecutive start.
Rookie Colt McCoy has been the No. 2 quarterback the past two weeks with Delhomme out.
The way we see it
The 35-year-old Delhomme completed 20-of-37 passes for 227 yards with a 41-yard TD pass to Mohamed Massaquoi in the opener at Tampa Bay, but he also threw two interceptions, including a very costly one late in the first half that put the Buccaneers in position to score their first TD of the game.
Wallace's second start in place of Delhomme was better than his first one, when Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers brought back an interception for Kansas City's lone TD of the game. If Delhomme's mobility is compromised by the injury, Wallace might merit another start. Wallace moves well and can throw with accuracy and strength rolling out of the pocket.