The Cleveland Browns have added quarterback Joe Flacco to their practice squad as a backup plan.

The Cleveland Browns smartly kept Joe Flacco on the practice squad despite Dorian Thompson-Robinson's adequate performance in Week 11.

The Cleveland Browns were disappointed when Deshaun Watson's throwing shoulder MRI revealed a fractured bone this week. Kevin Stefanski replaced P.J. Walker with Dorian Thompson-Robinson after his season. That was the proper choice as DTR guided Cleveland to a Week 11 13-10 triumph against Pittsburgh.

Though not outstanding, Thompson-Robinson was excellent on the last drive, setting up a game-winning field goal. After the game, the Browns added insurance behind him. Cleveland added veteran Joe Flacco to the practice squad late Sunday.

Flacco worked out in Cleveland this week but left without a deal. According to reports, the two parties evaluated the fit and decided to join forces. The acquisition provides the Browns a veteran to play behind Thompson-Robinson, which is wise.

Flacco, a Delaware first-round pick, played 11 years for the Baltimore Ravens and won a Super Bowl in 2012. After that, he played one season with the Broncos and three with the Jets.

He's completed 61.6% of his passes for 42,320 yards and 232 touchdowns and 147 interceptions. Cleveland fans know he can chuck the deep ball in his late 30s. A triumph over the Browns in Week 2 of 2022 saw Flacco throw for 307 yards and four touchdowns.

After defeating the Browns, some Cleveland fans may not want Flacco in the orange and brown. He was a rival for 11 years and has an incredible 18-3 record versus the Browns. He will now backup P.J. Walker and may be better.

In an ideal scenario, Flacco holds a clipboard and advises the rookie quarterback. He won't back down if asked to intervene at any time. He joined a postseason team for that reason.

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