The Browns lost quarterback Brian Hoyer on Thursday night, opening up a hole on a depth chart that also includes Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell.
Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that the team is expected to meet with Tyler Thigpen about joining the team as another experienced hand at quarterback.
Thigpen played for the Bills in 2011 and 2012, seeing action in seven games and completing 6-of-13 passes for 55 yards and an interception. He was with the Dolphins and Chiefs before heading to Buffalo and has started 12 games over the course of his career.
Thigpen’s named popped up several times this summer as teams looked at veteran quarterbacks, but never landed a job. If he did sign with Cleveland, he’d likely be competing with Campbell to be Weeden’s backup, although it’s hard to make predictions about a team that’s riding a three-game winning streak that started after they traded their starting tailback and vaulted Hoyer from the third team to the first team.