Berea, TX, United States (4E Sports) – The Cleveland Browns have signed quarterback Caleb Hanie after two of its mainstays Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden suffered concussions.
The Browns starting quarterback Jason Campbell was knocked out of the Steelers game in Week 12 and hasn’t been cleared to practice by an independent doctor.
Hanie tried out for a spot after Campbell’s injury, but the Browns decided to sign Alex Tanney of the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.
But when Brandon Weeden started last week against the Jaguars, he also ended up with a head injury.
That opened up a spot for Hanie, a 6-2, 222-pound veteran, is in his sixth NFL season.
Hanie has completed 59 of 116 passes (50.9 percent) for 679 yards with three touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
The Forney, Texas native was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chicago Bears in 2008, eventually playing for four years with the team. Last year, he appeared in 16 games with the Denver Broncos as a third quarterback.
He finished his career at CSU fifth in Mountain West history with 39 touchdown passes and seventh with 6,523 total yards.