The Cleveland Browns on Tuesday signed unrestricted free agent QB Rex Grossman. General Manager Ray Farmer made the announcement. In addition, the club waived QB Tyler Thigpen.
Grossman is 6-1, 225 pounds and officially in his 12th NFL season out of Florida. Originally, a first-round pick (22nd overall) by Chicago in 2003, Grossman has appeared in 54 games and has compiled a 25-22 (.532) record as a starter. He has completed 863 of 1,562 career passes for 10,232 yards with 56 touchdowns and 60 interceptions.
He spent his first six seasons (2003-08) with the Bears and led Chicago to Super Bowl XLI during his first full season as the starter. Grossman spent the past four seasons (2010-13) with the Redskins following one year with the Texans (2009). Last season, he was inactive for 13 games and was active but did not play in the team's final three contests.
Inducted in the Florida Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013, Grossman registered a 23-9 record as a starter for the Gators. The 2001 Associated Press National Player of the Year finished his career with 9,164 passing yards and 77 touchdown passes. A native of Bloomington Ind., Grossman graduated from Bloomington South High School.
The Browns roster is currently at 89 players.
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