Browns Working Out QB Pat Devlin Thursday, Josh Johnson & Tyler Thigpen Options?



Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that the Browns have also showed some interest in veteran QB Josh Johnson in recent days. However, they do not have a workout scheduled with him as of now.

Johnson, 29, was recently cut loose by the Bengals, and is among the best available quarterback options.

The Bengals signed Johnson to a contract back in April, but they ultimately elected to move forward with A.J. McCarron as their backup quarterback.

Johnson hasn’t appeared in an NFL game since the 2013 season while playing for the Bengals.


ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that the Browns are bringing in QB Pat Devlin for a workout on Thursday.

This comes after Browns HC Mike Pettine told reporters on Wednesday that they are actively looking to bring in another quarterback to get them through the preseason now that Connor Shaw is out with a thumb injury and Johnny Manziel is dealing with an elbow issue.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer mentions that veteran QB Tyler Thigpen could also be an option for the Browns. Cabot notes that Browns GM Ray Farmer likes Thigpen.

Devlin, 26, signed with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Delaware back in 2011. He served as the Dolphins’ third-string quarterback last season, backing up Ryan Tannehill and Matt Moore.

The Vikings added Devlin to their practice squad last year before later signing him to a future/reserve contract. However, he was released back in Aparil.

Devlin has yet to appear in an NFL game.

Thigpen, 31, is a former seventh-round pick of the Vikings back in 2007. He lasted just a few months in Minnesota before he was waived and later claimed by the Chiefs.

Since the, Thigpen has played for the Dolphins, Bills and Browns, but hasn’t appeared in an NFL game since the 2012 season.

Thigpen came up as a potential option for the Jets, but they elected to sign Matt Flynn instead.


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The Observer
5 years ago

With all the young UFA QBs over the last couple years, it is interesting to see NFL teams choose to recycle veteran journeymen 3rd stringers almost as much as the NBA recycles head coaches. Dang, give the young QBs a chance. Many were stars in their division. Connor Shaw was a UFA and was looking like an up and comer before the injury.