2:13pm: Overstreet now tells Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston (Twitter link) that Young has signed his one-year deal with the Browns.
1:20pm: Young’s agent, Brian Overstreet, has confirmed his client is signing with the Browns, tweets Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports.
1:12pm: Tyler Thigpen isn’t the only free agent quarterback close to finalizing a deal with the Browns today. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter), Vince Young is also expected to ink a contract with Cleveland, after trying out at the club’s minicamp this week. It’ll be a one-year deal for Young, says Rapoport.
Young, who turns 31 next month, was in camp with the Packers in 2013 and the Bills in 2012, but was released prior to the regular season in both instances. The former Pro Bowler hasn’t seen any real NFL playing time since 2011 with the Eagles, when he started three games for the club. In his limited action for Philadelphia in ’11, Young threw just four touchdowns to nine interceptions, leaving his most memorable mark on that squad by dubbing it the “Dream Team” prior to the season.
For the Browns, Young figures to get a chance to compete for a regular-season roster spot. The team parted ways with Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden already this year, and only had Brian Hoyer and Alex Tanney on its QB depth chart before today. Still, with the Browns expected to add another signal-caller in the draft and having agreed to terms with Thigpen today as well, there are no guarantees Young will stick in Cleveland into the fall.