Browns sign Rex Grossman as quarterback depth

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On Tuesday the Cleveland Browns signed former first round pick Rex Grossman to a contract.

Grossman left Miami without a contract on Monday but waited little time signing with the Browns who released Tyler Thigpen in a corresponding move.

The veteran of 11 seasons has throw 56 touchdowns and 60 interceptions last seeing time as a starter with the Washington Redskins in 2012 under new Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

After being selected 22nd overall by the Chicago Bears in 2003, Grossman led them to the Super Bowl in 2006 but his career hit a snag there as inconsistent play – turnovers – plagued the now 33-year-old. A four year stay in Washington followed his exodus from the Bears.

Thigpen saw his time with the Browns end after he completed just three of 11 passes for 38 yards in Saturday night’s preseason loss to the Detroit Lions.

Connor Shaw is also on the Browns roster as a quarterback behind Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel.