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Browns Linked to New Backup Quarterback Free Agent Signing

Larry Rupp
The Cleveland Browns have been linked to backup quarterback Nick Mullens in free agency.
The Cleveland Browns have been linked to backup quarterback Nick Mullens in free agency. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Quarterback Nick Mullens was released by the Philadelphia Eagles after failing to secure a roster spot during the preseason. The longtime backup quarterback may find a new home soon enough as interest in him begins to grow. The Cleveland Browns stick out as one team linked to Mullens so far.

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Veteran Case Keenum has locked up the No. 2 role at quarterback and starter Baker Mayfield is the leader of this team. That means that the Browns would likely be looking to add Mullens to the practice squad instead of their 53-man roster. The 26-year-old may not be a bad option at third string.

Mullens does have NFL experience as he has appeared in 19 games (16 starts) during his three-year career. Overall, he owns a record of 5-11 and has completed 64.5% of his pass attempts for 4,714 yards and 25 touchdowns. Mullens struggles in the turnover department tossing 22 interceptions, though.

All things considered, Mullens seems to be a better option when compared to current Cleveland third-stringer Kyle Lauletta. Keenum could also end up as a cap space casualty next offseason. That would open up a spot for Mullens to move up on the depth chart given he impresses the coaching staff.

The Browns are seeking to keep their momentum going after reaching the playoffs for the first time in 18 years last season. Cleveland currently has odds set at +155 to win the AFC North division and odds set at +1600 to win the Super Bowl, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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