Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 1:03pm
The Browns have re-signed veteran quarterback Tyler Thigpen, a league source confirmed Tuesday morning for the Beacon Journal, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had yet to announce the move.
With rookie Johnny Manziel ruled out of the season finale Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens (9-6) because of an injured left hamstring and Brian Hoyer dealing with an injured throwing shoulder, the Browns (7-8) are thin at quarterback.
If Hoyer can't play, the Browns will start undrafted rookie Connor Shaw, who's been on the practice squad all season. Thigpen would serve as Shaw's backup in the event Hoyer is out. ESPN's Adam Caplan reported Hoyer also "has a badly bruised bicep."
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 10:25am
Grossman, 33, gives the Browns a veteran backup who's fluent in the system employed by new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Grossman spent the past five seasons with Shanahan -- one with the Houston Texans and the last four with the Washington Redskins.
ESPN's Ed Werder was the first to report of the imminent signing.
Rapoport reported that the Packers have a quarterback meeting Monday night and Young plans to attend.
The signal-caller makes his NFL return after a one-year hiatus. He was cut by the Buffalo Bills last summer after he somehow managed to lose the backup quarterback job to Tyler Thigpen. Young has had additional stops with the Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans.
The Kansas City Chiefs recently imported Chris Ault, the godfather of the pistol offense, to help install the NFL's latest strategic craze. The offense is old hat for Jamaal Charles, who operated out of the pistol under offensive coordinator Chan Gailey and quarterback Tyler Thigpen back in 2008.
"I ran it my rookie year and I love it," Charles said on NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Thursday. "I ain't never been around no offense that's about to be explosive and about to put me in space and making me make plays. I see Frank Gore had success with (the pistol) with the (San Francisco) 49ers. If he can have success, I hope I can have success as well."
Charles's arrow is pointing up with the arrival of Andy Reid as head coach and the capable Alex Smith at quarterback.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 12:03pm
One scout told me the other day: "I am scared to death of [Kansas City wideout] Dwayne Bowe. Like him a lot, but not sure what we'd be buying if we signed him. Too much baggage."
Bowe's level of "baggage" (PED suspension, the occasional clash with coaches) is not atypical for his position. His 2010 season (72-1162-15, #2 fantasy WR) proved he could be a top tier fantasy WR when he gets decent QB play. Given his bad luck at QB (Matt Cassel, Damon Huard, Tyler Thigpen), Bowe should be a solid WR2 if he lands in a better situation.
Saturday, May 12, 2012, 11:39am
Saturday, August 6, 2011, 9:14am
When the Buffalo Bills were able to begin recruiting and negotiating contracts with free agents on the market, head coach Chan Gailey made sure he gave it to quarterback Tyler Thigpen straight from the beginning.
“When I called Tyler I told him exactly the situation,” said Gailey. ”Ryan (Fitzpatrick) is the starter and there’s no question about that. You can compete and work and see how close you can get and that’ll be good, but Ryan is the starter.”
Thigpen obviously accepted those terms for the 2011 season, but he’s signed beyond that, so it’ll be interesting to see what the future holds beyond this fall. Thigpen looked particularly sharp on Friday as his accuracy was pretty consistent and his decision making was even better.
Thigpen and Gailey have some history, but as long as Fitzpatrick doesn't fall on his face he should remain Buffalo's starter. Because of the presence of Gailey, Fitzpatrick is a QB2 to watch in 2011.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 10:18am
Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall hinted that he’s had issues with the Miami Dolphins’ conservative offensive play calling, especially how he was used in 2010, and some of it center on Chad Henne’s conservative approach to playing quarterback.
Marshall also outright admitted he and Tyler Thigpen, who replaced Henne against the Patriots, were improvising on a couple of occasions during Sunday’s 38-7 loss to the New England Patriots, a game where he caught five passes for 97 yards, most of which came in the second-half with Thigpen at the trigger.
Changing plays on the field led to Marshall having a heated discussion with quarterback coach David Lee, who didn’t like the fact Marshall and Thigpen were changing in-routes to go-routes based on the coverage Marshall was seeing.
One of those improvised plays drew a 32-yard penalty and set up the Dolphins’ lone touchdown. That pass interference was the second one the Dolphins’ Pro Bowl receiver drew all season, joining the one Jets linebacker Bart Scott committed in Miami’s 10-6 victory on Dec. 12th.
“We had a little discussion on the sidelines about keeping the route on,” Marshall said of his dispute with Lee, which centered on the type of press coverage New England cornerback Devin McCourty was playing him.
“They expect me to run an in-route, but me as a player, when we get singled with no safety over the top I want to take a shot and just converted it to a go….Seemed like an easier throw, easier play was the go route…. The quarterback coach was just doing his job. He didn’t know that me and Tyler were on the same page in terms of seeing the same thing out there.”
Marshall said he and Thigpen talked through the Patriots’ coverage often during the game. But sources tell me they changed some of Marshall’s routes in the huddle before looking at New England’s defense.
Monday, December 6, 2010, 12:24pm
Sunday, December 5, 2010, 10:34am
With Matthew Stafford (shoulder) and Shaun Hill (finger) both out, the Lions are forced to start third-string QB Drew Stanton, who may be a better runner than passer. The Lions are the sixth team this season to have used at least three different starting quarterbacks. Against the Dolphins on Nov. 18, the Bears harassed third-stringer Tyler Thigpen with six sacks, including three by Julius Peppers. That will be the plan again this week, but first the Bears will want to eliminate the Lions’ struggling run game with Maurice Morris taking over for banged-up Jahvid Best. The Chicago defense has played well much of the season, but has really been lights-out lately on third down. The Bears have allowed only six conversions in 33 third-down attempts in the past three games.
Dolphins coach Tony Sparano wouldn't announce which quarterback he plans to start today against the Raiders (he's deciding between Chad Henne and Tyler Thigpen), because the coach feels the secrecy gives his team "a competitive advantage."
He's got nothing on Raiders coach Tom Cable.
Earlier this week, Cable said Jason Campbell was the starting quarterback and "there is no issue there." But he had Bruce Gradkowski taking most of the first-team snaps in practice all week, and Gradkowski will start today against Miami, league sources have verified.
Friday, November 26, 2010, 7:41pm
Dolphins QB Chad Henne (knee questionable) took limited practice reps Friday. Henne still has a brace on his knee, but reportedly has been taking his share of the reps along with QB Tyler Thigpen. Henne's injury is proving much less serious than initially feared. The Dolphins are expected to announce a quarterback shortly before kickoff and Henne appears to be the early favorite. Neither is a fantasy option with Brandon Marshall missing from an already struggling offense.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 9:03pm
Dolphins QB Chad Henne (knee) took limited reps Wednesday. Henne still has a brace on his knee, but reportedly was taking his share of the reps along with QB Tyler Thigpen. Henne's injury is proving much less serious than initially feared. He could return this week but wont be a fantasy option regardless. The Dolphins are expected to announce a quarterback shortly before kickoff.
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