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QB Jacob Sirmon signs after tryout at rookie minicamp

Jacob Sirmon and his healthy right arm are sticking around.

The Browns signed Sirmon, a rookie quarterback from Northern Colorado, to a contract Sunday after he participated in this weekend’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. He will join the veterans as they continue the offseason program.

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Sirmon (6-foot-4, 235 pounds) was the only quarterback at the rookie camp and becomes the fifth on the roster.


Deshaun Watson is recovering from shoulder surgery and Dorian Thompson-Robinson from a hip injury, and both are expected to be limited in organized team activities and mandatory minicamp in the next month if they participate at all. They ended last season on injured reserve.

Jameis Winston and Tyler Huntley are the other quarterbacks.

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Sirmon, who will turn 25 on May 30, appeared in nine games last season, completing 56.4 percent for 1,355 yards and eight touchdowns.

He was a top prospect coming out of high school in Washington and signed with the University of Washington. He threw four passes in two years with the Huskies before transferring to Central Michigan. After a year there, he went to Northern Colorado for 2022 and ’23.

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