Browns sign Gradkowski to two-year contract

Updated: December 2, 2008, 7:09 PM ET
By James Walker |

CLEVELAND -- Just 48 hours after losing quarterback Derek Anderson (knee) for the season, the Cleveland Browns signed free-agent quarterback Bruce Gradkowski to a two-year contract Tuesday.

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The team held a workout for Gradkowski at its training facility in Berea, Ohio. He last played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and has 17 games of NFL experience.

Cleveland was searching for a backup to play behind new starter Ken Dorsey, who entered the year as the third-string quarterback. The Browns also lost Brady Quinn recently with a season-ending finger injury.

Sunday the Browns will travel to Nashville to play the Tennessee Titans (11-1).

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