The quarterback carousel spins viciously onward in Cleveland.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the Browns will sign passer Caleb Hanie to fortify a quarterback room riddled with maladies and inconsistent play.
There's a fighting chance that Hanie, the former Chicago Bears backup, could start this weekend against the New England Patriots. Hanie -- who tried out with the Browns last week -- washed out of the Windy City before latching on briefly with the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos. He hasn't taken a live snap since 2011.
The quarterback situation in Cleveland is grim. Brandon Weeden was sent home Monday because of the concussion he suffered in Sunday's ugly defeat to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Meanwhile, Browns coach Rob Chudzinski told reporters that while the also-concussed Jason Campbell has been cleared for team activities, he hasn't been cleared for practice.
We wouldn't be surprised if every one of these guys were sent packing in the offseason. Sitting at 4-8 with an ominous cast of signal-callers, Cleveland looks like easy pickings for Tom Brady and friends.