According to Eric Edholm of Yahoo! Sports, former Calgary Stampeders quarterback Jeff Garcia contacted the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday to inform them he would be interested in playing with them this season.
The Browns are disappointed with the performance this season of quarterback Brandon Weeden. Weeden only has a quarterback rating of 66.5 in five games, and have more interceptions (6) than touchdown passes (5). The Browns have a record of 3-4 and are in third place in the AFC North.
Garcia played for the Browns in 2004 and has played 11 seasons in the National Football League with the Browns, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Houston Texans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Garcia also has spent five seasons with the Calgary Stampeders from 1994-1998, and was named the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player in his final season with the Stampeders.
Most recently, Garcia, who is now 43 years of age, played with the Omaha Knighthawks of the United Football League before backing up Matt Schaub in Houston during the 2011 season. Other options for Browns management are Tim Tebow, Jason Campbell (current backup), and Vince Young.
The Browns next play in Kansas City on Sunday.