The Browns are set to add another veteran quarterback.
Cleveland and former Cardinals signal-caller Drew Stanton agreed to terms Sunday evening, giving the Browns another new face to a roster that's been reshaped over the past few weeks.
Stanton, 33, spent the past five years in Arizona and enters his 11th NFL season. While he mostly served as a backup to Carson Palmer, Stanton saw significant action last year when Palmer suffered a broken arm, passing for 894 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions in four starts. When Palmer went down with an ACL injury in 2014, Stanton started eight games (including a Wild Card appearance against Carolina), passing for 1,711 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions.
Stanton joins a quarterbacks room that includes Tyrod Taylor, whom the Browns acquired from Buffalo via trade March 14. The following day, head coach Hue Jackson said Taylor, the former Bills starter and a Pro Bowler, will be the team's starter next season. Cleveland also returns third-year players in Kevin Hogan and Cody Kessler after trading 2017 starter DeShone Kizer to Green Bay.
Stanton gives the Browns another experienced passer after fielding one of the league's youngest position groups a year ago. Stanton, who has 17 career starts, is set to be the Browns' ninth unrestricted free agent signing and 12th new addition to the roster since the start of the league year.