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Jeff Garcia informs Browns that he’s ready to report for duty when they are

Eric Edholm
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Just in case the Cleveland Browns are not satisfied with their current quarterback duo, they have one more option on their plates.

Jeff Garcia, 43, who hasn't thrown a pass in the NFL since 2008, informed the Browns — by way of the Bull and Fox show on 92.3 FM in Cleveland — that he's ready to get to work.

The Browns are believed to have passed on the offer, sadly. But perhaps they'll revisit the consideration if starter Brandon Weeden or Jason Campbell get hurt. Garcia, after all, signed with the Houston Texans late in the 2011 season to be the emergency quarterback after Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart were injured.

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Of course, this story has our minds racing. The Browns clearly need a quarterback for the future and don't appear to be convinced that Weeden is the man. (They are not the only ones.)

So here's our pitch: Draft Johnny Manziel in May, sign Garcia — to whom Manziel bears some playing-style resemblance — and make the world a better place. If for nothing else, it would give us lots to write about next season.

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