The Tennessee Titans, needing to add insurance at quarterback due to Marcus Mariota’s hamstring strain, have signed quarterback Brandon Weeden following a workout of several quarterbacks on Tuesday.
To make room on the roster, the Titans have waived rookie outside linebacker Josh Carraway, a sixth-round pick from Texas Christian, who had been inactive for each of the team’s first four games.
Weeden is a former first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2012, who has also spent time with the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans in his NFL career. He has played in 34 career games, including 25 starts.
Weeden is insurance in case Mariota is unable to play due to the hamstring injury that kept him out of the second half of Sunday’s embarrassing 57-14 loss to the Texans.
Matt Cassel would get the start if Mariota cannot go Sunday in Miami, but Tennessee would need a backup available.
Pro Football Talk reported that the Titans also worked out T.J. Yates, Matt McGloin and Matt Barkley.
Also, the Titans made a practice squad swap, exchanging cornerback Kenneth Durden for receiver C.J. Board, who had been with the Baltimore Ravens in training camp.