Delhomme limped periodically throughout the second half Sunday in a 17-14 loss. He was asked about the ankle after the game.
“It got a little stiff on me for some reason, but that’s no excuse,” he said. “It’s fine.”
Delhomme’s Browns debut started well but finished poorly. He went 20-for-37 for 227 yards, a touchdown, two interceptions and a 59.2 rating.
The Browns blew a 14-3 lead after the first interception. Mangini said Delhomme should’ve thrown the ball away on Ronde Barber’s pick that was returned 64 yards and set up a Tampa Bay touchdown. But he also blamed the protection and a bad pass route for contributing to the interception.