Jake Locker

Browns signing free agent quarterback Charlie Whitehurst

Their quarterbacks falling fast, the Browns needed to find a veteran with experience.

Charlie Whitehurst has come to their rescue.

Cleveland has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the free agent quarterback who worked out for the Browns on Monday, a day after Josh McCown went down with an injured left shoulder in the home opener.

McCown's injury came a week after Robert Griffin III suffered a broken bone in his left shoulder in the season opener and will miss at least seven more games.

Browns coach Hue Jackson is expected to start rookie Cody Kessler this week at Miami, but he now has another option in the 34-year-old Whitehurst, who spent last...