Mike Pettine wants Cleveland Browns to add vet QB


At the NFL Annual Meeting two weeks ago, new coach Mike Pettine acknowledged that the Cleveland Browns might select two quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Draft.

After releasing Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell, the Browns won't stop there.

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Pettine revealed Tuesday, via ESPNCleveland.com, that the club likely will sign a veteran quarterback in advance of the voluntary minicamp scheduled for April 29 to May 1.

Even though Brian Hoyer is "ahead of schedule" in his rehab from ACL surgery, Pettine isn't confident that the holdover signal-caller will be ready for 11-on-11 drills. The only other quarterback on the roster is trick-shot artist Alex Tanney.

Among the veteran options on the market, Rex Grossman appears to be the best fit considering his history with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

Hoyer is no sure bet to recapture last season's three-game magic, as quarterbacks often struggle in their first action after serious knee surgery. Grossman makes sense as an insurance policy in case an early-round quarterback isn't ready to take over by Week 1.

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