Browns sign QB Felix Harper after rookie minicamp tryout

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The Browns invited former Alcorn State quarterback Felix Harper to their rookie minicamp as a tryout player, and he made the most of the opportunity.

The Browns announced on Sunday that they’ve signed Harper to a rookie contract.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Harper doesn’t have ideal quarterback size, but he’s a good athlete who passed for 2,489 yards and 20 touchdowns last season.

Harper also worked out with Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson before the draft, and Watson likely gave Harper a strong recommendation.

The Browns now have five quarterbacks on the roster with Watson as the starter, Baker Mayfield still on the team but not in their future plans, Jacoby Brissett as the likely backup to Watson, and Josh Dobbs competing for a roster spot. Harper will have to have a good training camp just to earn a spot on the practice squad in that crowded quarterback room, but making the 90-player offseason roster is a good start.

10 responses to “Browns sign QB Felix Harper after rookie minicamp tryout

  1. Steve McNair (RIP) came from Alcorn State too! Good Luck Felix – hope it works out for you.

  2. Wonder if Watson told him it was okay to quit on his team if he was not included on management decisions? Or gave him the phone numbers to get a good massage?

  3. Tony Awesome says:
    May 15, 2022 at 2:45 pm
    I still think New Orleans is the best landing spot for Mayfield.
    They don’t need a backup, they have Dalton.

  4. The PA needs to step in and put pressure on the browns to release mayfield. Its absolutely insane that they have signed yet another QB and have zero plans to utilize mayfield, and yet they are hamstringing his career at this point.

    Free Agents should recognize how bad the front office is treating this player and I suspect will make a lot of guys avoid CLE like the plague.

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