The Falcons parted ways with quarterback Rex Grossman on Friday, a source told ESPN. Grossman was competing for a backup position.
The Falcons signed free-agent quarterback Rex Grossman on Wednesday. The veteran quarterback received a one-year deal, according to NFL Network. Grossman has not played a down in an NFL regular season game since 2011. He has not been on an NFL roster during the regular season since 2013. Although, he was with the Browns in training camp last year. He is merely competing for a backup role behind starter Matt Ryan.
Quarterback Rex Grossman, who last played an NFL game in 2011, said he would be ready in about a week from a foot injury if the Jets wanted to contact him about a backup position, per NFL.com. Grossman said he is nearly recovered from a sprained foot suffered a couple of weeks ago, and would be interested in joining New York's roster, which is down a QB since Geno Smith suffered a broken jaw. "We'll see if they wait for me," Grossman texted NFL.com reporter Jeff Darlington, adding that he was in good football shape. Grossman was on the Redskins' roster in 2013 and the Browns expressed interest in signing the veteran last year.
The Jets reached out to free-agent quarterback Rex Grossman on Tuesday, a source told the New York Daily News. With Geno Smith sidelined with a fractured jaw, Grossman could be a potential replacement. In 54 games, Grossman has thrown 64 touchdowns and 56 interceptions.
Rex Grossman would rather hang out with his family than quarterback the Browns. So reports ESPN, which said the Browns talked to Grossman about signing for Week 17 but that the sides could not agree on logistics. The report noted Grossman has his "whole family" in. Cleveland cut Grossman, 34, right before the season. Now the eternally quarterback-needy Browns are desperate for a quarterback: Rookie Johnny Manziel is out with a hamstring injury and Brian Hoyer is nursing a shoulder injury. With Grossman -- who has not thrown a regular-season pass since 2011 -- turning them down, the Browns likely will start undrafted rookie Connor Shaw at Baltimore on Sunday. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns also might reach out to journeyman Tyler Thigpen, who played for the team in the preseason opener before getting cut.
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