The Browns have announced that they will be signing former Super Bowl XLVII MVP Joe Flacco to their practice squad, effective Monday. This news comes after Flacco worked out with the team on Friday and impressed them with his performance.
Flacco, who is 38 years old, had been eager to play this season but had not received any significant interest until last week. After learning that their quarterback Joe Burrow would miss the rest of the season, the Bengals showed no interest in signing him.
The Browns are currently relying on Dorian Thompson-Robinson as their starter and P.J. Walker as their backup. However, with starter Deshaun Watson out for the rest of the year due to knee and shoulder injuries, the team has been looking for additional options.
Flacco was a first-round pick in 2008 and has previously played for the Ravens, Broncos, Jets, and Eagles. His return to the AFC North could potentially have an impact on the division.