Tyler Thigpen QB BUF 2 Months
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.
Tyler Thigpen QB BUF 2 Months
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.
Tyler Thigpen QB BUF 4 Months
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.
Tyler Thigpen QB BUF 8 Months
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.
Tyler Thigpen QB BUF 9 Months
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.
Tyler Thigpen QB BUF Sep 02 '12
Tyler Thigpen accepted a $1 million pay cut to stay with the Bills as a third-string quarterback.
It makes sense for both sides. Thigpen was previously due $2.5 million -- a sum he couldn't have come close to elsewhere -- while the Bills saved some salary cap space on a player still highly regarded by Chan Gailey. Thigpen will open the season behind Ryan Fitzpatrick and newly acquired Tarvaris Jackson.
Tyler Thigpen QB BUF Aug 19 '12
Coach Chan Gailey acknowledged that Tyler Thigpen has fallen behind Vince Young in the race for Bills backup quarterback duties.
Young outperformed Thipgen in the second preseason game and has essentially locked up the No. 2 job, which may cost Thigpen his roster spot. "So you'd have to say Vince came out a little bit ahead tonight," Gailey said. Through two preseason contests, Young is 13-of-26 (50 percent) for 173 yards (6.7 YPA), and 37 yards on five runs. Thigpen is 11-of-23 (47.8 percent) for 94 yards (4.1 YPA) and two interceptions. So neither is setting the world on fire.