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Browns sign former Chiefs quarterback Tyler Thigpen

Former Chiefs quarterback Tyler Thigpen was with the Cleveland Browns during the preseason but was cut Aug. 12. The Browns announced Tuesday that they had signed him.
Former Chiefs quarterback Tyler Thigpen was with the Cleveland Browns during the preseason but was cut Aug. 12. The Browns announced Tuesday that they had signed him. The Associated Press

The Cleveland Browns announced Tuesday that they had signed former Chiefs quarterback Tyler Thigpen.

Thigpen was with the Browns during training camp but was released before the season began.

Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel started last week against Carolina but left the game after injuring his hamstring and is out for Sunday’s game at Baltimore.

Brian Hoyer, whom Manziel replaced as starter in week 16, is questionable for Sunday after injuring his shoulder in the second half against the Panthers.

The only other quarterback on the Browns’ roster is Connor Shaw, an undrafted rookie from South Carolina.

Thigpen started 11 games for the Chiefs in 2008, throwing for 2,608 yards, 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He has not played in a game since 2012.

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