Adam Schefter reports that the Cleveland Browns have in fact signed Brett Ratliff. We mentioned earlier that Ratliff is familiar with the Eric Mangini’s offense and with the loss of Jack Delhomme and Seneca Wallace, Colt McCoy will get his first NFL start.
The Browns have already confirmed that Ratliff will be the teams backup quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pretty tough match up for your first NFL start.
It was another rough day yesterday for the city of Cleveland. The Browns played tough against another team that is considered to be one of the best in football but wound up losing in the end. Not only did they lose the game but they may have lost their top two quarterbacks as well.
The Browns started Seneca Wallace who was knocked out of the game after suffering what is reported to be a high-ankle sprain. Jake Delhomme, who had missed the last two games because of an ankle sprain, was brought in but wound up re-injuring his already sprained ankle. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Delhomme could have a high ankle sprain as well as a low ankle sprain.
Interestingly enough, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported that his sources have suggested that the team could look at bringing in a free agent option instead of using rookie QB Colt McCoy. Jeff Garcia is one name that has been mentioned as an available option but Tony Grossi of the Plain Dealer suggests that Brett Ratliff could be brought in because of his familiarity with Eric Mangini‘s offense.
Wallace is set to have an MRI today so the team will know whether or not they will have to address their quarterback depth for the coming week.