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For the third time in this offseason, the Cleveland Browns

The Browns have agreed to send Cody Kessler to the Jacksonville Jaguars, in exchange for a conditional one 2019 in the seventh round.

Earlier in March, the Browns landed Tyrod Taylor in a deal with the Buffalo Bills. Cleveland also sent DeShone Kizer back to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for defensive Damarious Randall.

The Browns also signed quarterback Drew Stanton on Monday, though Cleveland is widely expected to design a quarterback with either the No. 1 or 4 overall selection in the April NFL Draft.

Kessler, 24, appeared in just three games last year after launching eight in 2016. He was a third-choice from Southern California two years ago.

In Jacksonville he is expected to serve as backup for Blake Bortles. Chad Henne, Jaguar's # 2 last year quarterback, previously signed with the Kansas City Chiefs

"We're excited about the opportunity to win Cody as a backup for our quarterback position," said Jaguar's General Manager Dave Caldwell said in a statement. "Although he's just 24 years old, Cody has already seen NFL action and was a very effective rookie in 2016. He showed accuracy and efficiency in publishing a quarterback rating of over 90 years through our research and getting to know Cody During the design process, we know he is a smart, tough and competitive young man and we expect him to be a great addition to our quarterback and offensive briefing rooms. "

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