CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Browns officially added veteran quarterback Charlie Whitehurst and center Austin Reiter on Tuesday.
To make room on the roster the team waived 2016 seventh round pick Scooby Wright and defensive end John Hughes, who was a healthy scratch Sunday, had his contract terminated.
Whitehurst was originally drafted in the third round by San Diego in 2006 and has spent time with 3 other teams – Seattle, Tennessee and Indianapolis. He has appeared in 24 career games with 9 starts. He has gone 2-7 as a starter and completed 55.1 percent of his passes for 2,281 yards with 10 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
Reiter was claimed off of the Washington Redskins practice squad and will provide additional depth after Cameron Erving was diagnosed with a bruised lung. Right guard John Greco is set to slide over in place of Erving and Alvin Bailey will replace Greco at right guard head coach Hue Jackson said Monday.
The Browns hope to get Wright through waivers and onto the practice squad.
Hughes was a third round pick in the 2012 draft appearing in 53 games with 10 starts that saw him total 65 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and a forced fumble. He signed a 4-year $12.8 million extension in March 2015. Hughes missed 2 weeks during training camp to deal with “personal issue,” was a healthy scratch Sunday against the Ravens and sub Week 1 at Philadelphia.