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Jake Delhomme likely to start for Browns

The revolving door at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns has made its way back to where it started.

Browns coach Eric Mangini said Wednesday that he expects veteran Jake Delhomme to start Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Cleveland's coach also indicated rookie Colt McCoy has a high-ankle sprain, which will keep him sidelined this week. McCoy is the third Browns quarterback to suffer the injury.

Now the question is why Delhomme over Seneca Wallace.

Delhomme has one touchdown, four interceptions and a 48.2 passer rating this season, while Wallace (four touchdowns, two interceptions, 88.5 passer rating) has played much better.

Mangini says Delhomme's familiarity against Carolina (1-9), his former team, has a lot to do with the decision. Perhaps another underlying reason is Cleveland (3-7) is paying Delhomme $7 million this season and needs to get something in return on its investment.

The Browns are in the midst of a two-game losing streak and need to collect wins to finish the season strong.