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Thigpen signed with the Browns on Tuesday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

After Rex Grossman reportedly turned down an opportunity to sign on and play Sunday, Cleveland has turned to Thigpen, whose last NFL snap came in 2012 as a member of the Bills. Thigpen signed with the Browns in May of 2014 but was cut during the preseason after a less-than-stellar training camp performance. All signs point to him getting the start Sunday against Baltimore, but he's not likely to be a valuable fantasy commodity.

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Thigpen was released by the Browns on Tuesday, Cleveland.com reports.

Thigpen was made expendable after the Browns opted to sign veteran quarterback Rex Grossman, who has a history with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Additionally, Thigpen's preseason debut last weekend failed to present a compelling case for him to remain on the roster, as he ended the game on 3-for-12 passing with one interception in third-string duty.

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Browns agreed to terms with QB Tyler Thigpen.

Thigpen, who was out of the league last season, will be an offseason arm. Depending on what the Browns do in the draft, Thigpen has an outside shot at earning No. 3 duties in Cleveland.

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In addition to Vince Young, free agent QB Tyler Thigpen is also trying out for the Browns this week.

The Browns are kicking the tires on some mobile quarterbacks as Kyle Shanahan installs his bootleg-heavy scheme. Thigpen was out of the league last season and served as Ryan Fitzpatrick's backup in Buffalo the two years before that. Young should be able to beat him out if there's only one roster spot to be had.

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Updating a previous item, the Browns are NOT meeting with free agent QB Tyler Thigpen on Friday night.

The Browns are meeting with themselves to discuss free agent quarterbacks who may include Thigpen. They are not huddling with Thigpen individually. The Browns are in pursuit of a veteran upgrade up Jason Campbell behind Brandon Weeden. Brian Hoyer is done for the season with a tear of his right ACL.

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USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports the Browns will meet with free agent QB Tyler Thigpen on Friday night.

Brian Hoyer (ACL tear) is headed to injured reserve, so Thigpen could push Jason Campbell to be Brandon Weeden's backup. 29 years old, Thigpen drew light interest from the Raiders, Seahawks, and Dolphins this offseason.

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The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins have been in contact with free agent QB Tyler Thigpen.

Third-string QB Pat Devlin suffered a hand injury in Sunday night's preseason loss to the Cowboys, and Ryan Tannehill and Matt Moore are the only other quarterbacks on the roster. Thigpen, 29, backed up Ryan Fitzpatrick in Buffalo last season, but played for the Dolphins from 2009-10.

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The Raiders are working out free agent QB Tyler Thigpen on Tuesday.

Thigpen's tryout comes ahead of Seneca Wallace's, who will work out on Wednesday. The Raiders are intent on adding a veteran "mentor" for Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor, but would be better off giving the roster spot to someone who might actually play, or remain in Oakland beyond 2013.

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According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, "everything (points)" to the Seahawks signing free agent QB Tyler Thigpen.

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ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports free agent Tyler Thigpen is on the "short list" to back up Russell Wilson in Seattle.

The journeyman veteran has experience running the read-option, and would come on the cheap after backing up Ryan Fitzpatrick in Buffalo last season. Thigpen has attempted just 83 passes since starting 11 games for the Chiefs in 2008.