Instead, Tomasson says Minnesota plans to pursue recently released QB Sean Mannion as a veteran backup.
Browning cleared waivers after Minnesota cut him on Tuesday. He’s currently the only vaccinated quarterback on the Vikings’ roster.
Browning, 25, signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2019. He was waived coming out of the preseason but re-signed to the practice squad.
Browning signed a futures deal with Minnesota for the 2020 season. He was again waived coming out of camp and spent the year on the practice squad before signing a futures deal for 2021.
Browning played four years at Washington, completing 958 of 1484 passing attempts (64.6 completion percentage) for 12,296 yards, 94 touchdowns and 34 interceptions.