Roundup: Browns may be in the quarterback market

The revolving door leading to the Cleveland Browns’ quarterback position may just continue spinning. The Cleveland Plain-Dealer, according a league source with knowledge of the situation, reports that the Browns are in trade talks with more than one team regarding a quarterback. From the Plain-Dealer’s Tony Grossi:

… the Browns are discussing quarterbacks “on different levels.” It appears the Browns have concluded they are more apt to upgrade the quarterback position through trade rather than free agency.

Naturally, since former Seahawks coach and GM Mike Holmgren and former Eagles GM Tom Heckert are now running the show in Cleveland, speculation has the team linked to QBs Matt Hasselbeck and Donovan McNabb.

Brady Quinn began the 2009 season as the team’s starter, but injuries and inconsistency led to a back and forth situation with Quinn and Derek Anderson. Quinn started nine games for the Browns, completing 53.1 percent of his passes for 1,339 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Anderson started the other seven, finishing with 888 yards with three touchdowns and 10 interceptions while completing 44.5 percent of his passes. Grossi adds the Browns are expected to part ways with Anderson.

Some other notes from around the web on Thursday:

  • The Vikings and the agent for free-agent-to-be RB Chester Taylor are continuing to discuss a deal that would prevent Taylor from hitting the open market.
  • The agent for LB Gary Brackett is continuing talks with the Colts in hopes of keeping the defensive captain in Indianapolis. Brackett is due to become an unrestricted free agent.
  • While Marshall appears to be out of the picture in Cincinnati, Reedy thinks unrestricted free agent WR Kevin Walter could be a good fit for the Bengals … but the Baltimore Sun thinks the Ravens have their eyes on Walter as well.
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