The Browns are already on their third quarterback of the season following injuries to Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown. Rookie Cody Kessler is the likely starter for this week and came into Monday as the only healthy quarterback on the active roster.
The Browns are Whitehurst’s fifth NFL team. A third-round pick of the Chargers in 2006, Whitehurst has made nine career starts and has also played with the Seahawks, Titans and Colts. He played in four games for the Colts last season and started five for the Titans in 2014.
For his career, Whitehurst has completed 55 percent of his passes with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions.