Browns sign Thigpen and Young

      The Cleveland Browns signed former Coastal Carolina QB Tyler Thigpen to a contract on Thursday.

      BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The Browns have signed free agent quarterback Vince Young, who hasn't played in an NFL regular-season game since 2011.

      Young was given a tryout this week at Browns' three-day minicamp and showed enough to earn a deal. The team also signed quarterback Tyler Thigpen.

      The 30-year-old Young made two Pro Bowls during his five seasons with Tennessee, which drafted him with the No. 3 overall pick in 2006.

      Young last played for Philadelphia and is 31-19 as an NFL starter. He spent parts of the past two preseasons with Buffalo and Green Bay. The 6-foot-5, 229-pounder will move into a backup role behind Brian Hoyer, who is expected to begin next season as Cleveland's starter.

      The Browns are likely to use a high draft pick on a quarterback next week.

      Thigpen started 11 games for Kansas City in 2008.

      Thigpen's agent Joel Turner on twitter: "Congratulations to our client, QB Tyler Thigpen on his signing with the Cleveland ! Very proud of his hard work and happy for him!!"