Browns QB Jake Delhomme Won't Practice on Friday

Cleveland Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme won't practice on Friday, making it likely that Seneca Wallace will start the Browns' home-opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.

"I think Seneca's done a really nice job running the offense during the course of the week," head coach Eric Mangini said. "Seneca's been here throughout the off-season. There's a real sense of confidence in him."

Though this is Wallace's first season with the Browns, there are plenty of resources in the team's Berea, Ohio headquarters for the offensive coaching staff to lean on when constructing a gameplan for a Wallace start.

"The nice thing that we have is I don't really have to research it too much, I just talk to Mike (Holmgren)," Mangini said on Thursday. "It's not going back and looking at statistically what did he do or what were his favorite plays. I literally just walk down the hall and talk to Mike. I've done that. Brian's (Daboll) done that plus we have (former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator) Gil Haskell, who's really familiar with him.

"It's another benefit is the guys who game-planned with him in that role and really understand him as a quarterback are here with us. It's not like I'm making a call to anybody. It's right there."

Wallace caught a nine-yard pass from Joshua Cribbs during the Browns' 17-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.

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