In a surprising conclusion to their preseason schedule, the Browns left everyone trying to read the tea leaves HC Mangini scattered across Soldier Field.
The Browns coach did not play quarterbacks Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn in a 26-23 loss to the Bears.
Has he made up his mind on his starter for the regular season? Or was he protecting both from injury as a precursor to a trade?
Earlier in the week, the Browns filed a waiver claim on former New England backup quarterback Kevin O'connell but lost out to the Detroit Lions, who had first dibs.
All of these events may amount to nothing or to a shocking resolution of the Browns' quarterback quandary.
"In terms of the quarterbacks, I have no additional information on that," Mangini said after the game. "There's nothing really to add."
He did confirm, however, that the competition is now closed and will not extend into the first practice week of the real season.