CLEVELAND (AP) — Joe Flacco’s arrival hasn’t altered the Cleveland Browns’ plans at starting quarterback.
At least not for another week.
Flacco, a former Super Bowl MVP and 15-year NFL veteran, signed with the Browns on Monday, giving them depth, experience and an insurance plan as a starter following Deshaun Watson’s season-ending shoulder surgery.
The 38-year-old Flacco, who went 18-3 in his career against the Browns while playing mostly with the Ravens, initially will be on the team’s practice squad, with the expectation he’ll soon be added to the active roster.
For now, though, the Browns (7-3) are staying with rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who came through in the clutch on Sunday in a 13-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
On Monday, coach Kevin Stefanski said Thompson-Robinson will start again this week at Denver while plans for Flacco are still being determined.
“Joe’s role is to support this team coming in here,” Stefanski said on a Zoom call with reporters. “We were able to add a guy with a ton of experience. He’ll be great for that room. He’ll be great for this team.”
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