7:59pm: The Jets have cancelled their workout with Thigpen, a league source tells Dianna Marie Russini of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Anderson (Twitter link) hears that the Jets don’t have imminent plans to work out either Thigpen or Grossman.
7:44pm: A Jets source tells Josina Anderson of ESPN.com (on Twitter) that the thinking for the team at this time is to go into their preseason opener against the Lions “with the three arms that we have.” No surprise here, but the Jets won’t be signing anyone prior to Friday, when they’ll get a look at Thigpen.
6:08pm: The Jets will work out quarterback Tyler Thigpen on Friday, a league source tells ESPN’s Dianna Marie Russini (on Twitter). Thigpen could be called upon to provide the Jets with depth in the wake of today’s incident which left starter Geno Smith with a broken jaw.
Thigpen, 30, joined the Browns on a one-year deal in May 2014 after a strong performance at their minicamp. He was cut in August to make way for Rex Grossman, but he returned to the roster late in the season when Cleveland needed depth at the quarterback position. A seventh-round pick in the 2007 draft, he saw his most significant action during the 2008 season, when he started 11 games for the Chiefs and put up respectable numbers, including 2,608 passing yards, 18 touchdowns, and just 12 interceptions. Since then, he has served as a backup in Kansas City, Miami, Buffalo, and Cleveland.
Speaking of Grossman, Sexy Rexy is reportedly a possible target for the Jets, though he’ll need a couple weeks to get ready as he recovers from an injury.