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Report: Browns Have “Sniffed Around” About Mike Glennon’s Availability

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, citing two league sources, reports that the Cleveland Browns have at least “sniffed around” about the available of Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon.

Fowler mentions that he has yet to hear anything about a formal offer for Glennon, but still views him as a player to keep an eye for the Browns this offseason.

Of course, Tampa Bay would still need to be willing to trade him for this to even be a possibility.

The Browns have been linked to a number of quarterbacks this offseason including Sam Bradford, Josh McCown and Oregon QB Marcus Mariota. On top of that, GM Ray Farmer has made it clear that all options are in play for them at quarterback, even though they used a first-round pick on Johnny Manziel last year.

ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that the feeling in league circles is that the Buccaneers could get as high as a third-round pick in return for Glennon, due to a limited supply of quarterbacks.

An NFL general manager previously told Caplan that Glennon could generate some interest quarterback-needy teams in the coming months.

“He said that the tape wasn’t great on Glennon from last season, but (he pointed out that) he’s got (two years) left on his contract and the Bucs aren’t paying him a lot ($1.4 million through 2016),’’ Caplan said. “He said that’s a guy you have to take a look at (if you’re a team in need of a quarterback).’

Glennon, 25, still has another two years remaining on his  Signed a four-year, $3.104 million rookie contract, which includes base salaries of  $687,188 (2015) and $675,000 (2016).

In 2014, Glennon appeared in six games for the Buccaneers and threw for 1,417 yards while completing 57.6 percent of his passes to go along with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Interestingly enough, Pro Football Focus rated Glennon as the No. 19 quarterback in the league this past season, while Josh McCown came in at No. 34 out of 39 qualifying players.