Published December 26, 2012
Browns sign Josh JohnsonSports Network
The Cleveland Browns on Wednesday signed quarterback Josh Johnson and placed safety Usama Young on injured reserve.Johnson played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2008-11 before signing with the San Francisco 49ers this past offseason. He was released by San Francisco on August 31.In 26 games (five starts) with the Bucs, Johnson completed 96-of-177 passes for 1,042 yards with five touchdowns and 10 interceptions.Young is dealing with a thumb injury that likely will require surgery. He had 53 tackles, 1 1/2 sacks and three interceptions in 13 games this season.In addition, the Browns signed defensive back Jordan Mabin to the practice squad.