Free agent quarterback Charlie Whitehurst is joining the Browns, his agency, SportsTrust Advisors, announced Monday (Twitter link). Whitehurst will likely back up third-round rookie Cody Kessler this week for Cleveland, which is dealing with multiple injuries under center.
After losing Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown to shoulder injuries during their first two games, both losses, the Browns will start their third QB in as many weeks this Sunday against Miami. Head coach Hue Jackson revealed Monday that the team needed to find a veteran signal-caller quickly, and it has in Whitehurst. The 34-year-old possesses recent experience, having appeared in a combined five games with the Colts and Titans last season.
In total, Whitehurst has amassed 25 appearances and nine starts with four different teams. The 2006 third-round pick from Clemson has completed 55.1 percent of his 372 career attempts and tossed 10 touchdowns against seven interceptions.
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