Even before Johnny Manziel went into treatment, the Browns had decided to search far and wide for quarterback help. As it had been told to me, the net would be widely cast, and if the Browns don't bring back Brian Hoyer, they would need to get creative in an otherwise slim free agency pool. Rams quarterback Sam Bradford would be atop the wish list, as Bleacher Report's Jason Cole points out in a buzz video from the combine. Marcus Mariota could be enticing as a trade-up option.
One name that was brought up to me more than once in NFL circles: Tampa Bay's Mike Glennon. Two league sources are hearing the Browns have at least sniffed around on Glennon's potential availability. While I haven't heard of any formal offers, Glennon should be a player to watch in the Browns' Great QB race -- if the Bucs are willing to part with him.
The Bucs might need Glennon as insurance for gap-bridging with Jameis Winston, the likely No. 1 overall pick. Coach Lovie Smith said the team is moving forward with Glennon as the slated starter unless proven otherwise.
But there is some intrigue in Berea over Glennon, who has thrown for 4,025 yards, 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 18 starts.
He's not as good as Bradford but a decent fallback option for Cleveland.