Former Chicago Bears quarterback Rex Grossman is making a living out of holding a clipboard in the NFL.
The Cleveland Browns announced on Tuesday morning that they have signed Grossman to a contract.
After Grossman’s time with the Bears, the quarterback has spent time with the Houston Texans and, most recently, the Washington Redskins.
Grossman, who once was the Bears’ quarterback of the future, last played with the Bears in 2008, a season in which he operated as the backup quarterback to Kyle Orton. Grossman played in four games that season while passing for 257 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Grossman last appeared in a regular season game in 2011 with the Redskins. Grossman played 13 games with the Redskins in 2011 while passing for 3,151 yards with 16 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.
When the off-season began, there was some speculation that the Bears may be interested in Grossman to be the backup to starting quarterback Jay Cutler. Though, the Bears opted against Grossman and decided to sign quarterback Jimmy Clausen to compete with Jordan Palmer to be Cutler’s backup.
The competition between Palmer and Clausen likely will be decided by the time the Bears play the Browns in their fourth Pre-Season game.
Grossman joins a Browns team that already has Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer competing to be the team’s starter.