Thigpen gets another shot in the NFL

Tyler Thigpen

The Cleveland Browns signed free agent quarterback Tyler Thigpen to a one year deal, after their three day mini camp.

The 30-year-old Thigpen didn't make a roster last season, despite starting 11 games for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008 and threw for 2,608 yards and scoring 21 touchdowns. The former Coastal Carolina Chanticleer last played for the Buffalo Bills in 2012 in a backup role. Thigpen says he was going to train up until August, and if he didn't sign with a team, he was going to call it a career.

The former number three overall pick in 2006, Quarterback Vince Young, also signed a deal at the mini camp. Thigpen says he had to be prepared for an opportunity like this, "it's why I've been training for in all the offseason work, so I'm ready for the opportunity that's ahead of me."

Thigpen who was drafted in 2007 by the Minnesota Vikings is Coastal Carolina's all-time single season and career passing leader in every major statistical category.