Coach Hue Jackson reiterated Monday that Kessler was day-to-day and remains optimistic he will be able to play. Jackson said Josh McCown (shoulder) will return to practice and there's a possibility that McCown could play Sunday.
"I'm going to practice Wednesday and we'll see how it plays out," McCown told reporters Monday. "Just getting out there and moving around is exciting to me."
Per Rapoport, Kessler underwent testing on Monday and "checked out OK," which should be enough to keep ineffective veteran Charlie Whitehurst -- the team's only other healthy passer -- tucked away on the bench. Whitehurst is also day-to-day, Jackson said, though injury designation was made following Sunday's loss.
Taking a look at Cleveland's schedule, Sunday's tilt with Tennessee looms as one of the few games the Browns -- on paper -- have a shot at winning. Rolling with Kessler over Clipboard Jesus serves as a rare dose of good fortune in a season otherwise bathed in ghastly happenings.