(AP) The Browns have agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Josh McCown on a contract.
McCown, who went 1-10 as Tampa Bay’s starter last season, reached agreement with Cleveland on Friday. The 35-year-old had also been in contract talks with the Buffalo Bills.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Frost Advisory Along And North Of I-88
McCown’s signing likely means the Browns will not re-sign Brian Hoyer, who won 10 games for them the past two seasons and is poised to become a free agent next month. Hoyer made 13 starts last season before he was benched in favor of rookie Johnny Manziel. It’s not clear if the Browns view McCown as their starter for next season or as a mentor for a young quarterback like Manziel or any QB they may select in the NFL draft.READ MORE: Plan For High-Rise Development Has Some Oak Park Residents Fired Up
Manziel entered a rehab facility last month.
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