Browns sign QB Thigpen

Berea, OH ( - The Cleveland Browns signed quarterback Tyler Thigpen on Tuesday.

Thigpen, who spent time with the Browns in training camp before being released, was added to the mix because rookie Johnny Manziel will sit out Cleveland's season finale against Baltimore with a hamstring injury and Brian Hoyer is dealing with a shoulder injury.

Undrafted rookie Connor Shaw is an option for the Browns, but Thigpen has more experience.

A seventh-round pick by Minnesota in 2007, the 30-year-old Thigpen has played in 29 games but none since 2012. He started 11 games for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008.

The Browns waived fullback Ray Agnew to open a spot on the active roster for Thigpen, who has passed for 3,222 yards with 21 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.

The team also re-signed defensive lineman Christian Tupou to the practice squad.