The Browns announced today that they have waived QB Doug Johnson and have
acquired QB Derek Anderson off of waivers from the Baltimore Ravens.
Johnson was signed this summer after it became clear that Josh Harris was not
likely to be able to fill the backup quarterback role for the Browns. Prior to
his stint with the Browns, Johnson had played quarterback with the Atlanta Falcons and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The five-year veteran from Florida was considered to be the team's best
option to back up Trent Dilfer as the pre-season began, but lost his job to
rookie Charlie Frye during the exhibition season, and did not even appear in the
Browns final pre-season game against Chicago.
Derek Anderson is a rookie who was drafted in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL
draft. While at Oregon State, Anderson served as the Beavers' starting
quarterback for three straight years, leading them to three consecutive
post-season Bowl appearances. Overall, Anderson was 768-of-1,515 passing for
11,249 yards and 79 touchdowns while at Oregon State.