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Browns sign former Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton

Browns sign former Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton
Posted at 6:34 PM, Mar 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-26 01:03:04-04

The Cleveland Browns have agreed to a two-year contract with former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton.

The team announced the pact on Sunday night. The Browns met last week with Stanton while they were in California scouting UCLA's Josh Rosen and USC's Sam Darnold -- two quarterbacks in the mix to be selected by Cleveland with the No. 1 overall draft pick next month.

The 33-year-old Stanton will likely be a backup for Tyrod Taylor, recently acquired in a trade with Buffalo. Cleveland also currently has QBs Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan on its roster.

Stanton has spent the past four seasons with the Cardinals. He went 3-1 in four starts last season and 9-4 overall as a starter for Arizona. He threw 15 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions in 26 career appearances with the Cardinals.

The 6-foot-3, 235-pounder has made 17 career starts in the NFL. He's thrown for 4,059 yards with 20 touchdowns and 24 interceptions.

Stanton was originally drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round in 2007. He went 2-2 as a starter over three years.