The Cleveland Browns have thrown in the towel on quarterback Charlie Frye, as on Tuesday the Browns moved Frye, their starter from last season to the Seattle Seahawks for a sixth-round draft choice. Frye started on Sunday vs the Steelers, and was pulled in the second quarter after going just 4-for-10 for 34 yards with a pick and was sacked by the Steelers defense five times. Frye was pulled for Derek Anderson, who wrapped up the 34-7 loss. Frye, who was from Akron, was the teams third round draft choice two years ago. He was the backup two years ago to Trent Dilfer and did start five games near the end of the year. Last season Frye started 13 games and he threw 10 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
Frye will go to Seattle and be the third string quarterback behind Seneca Wallace and starter Matt Hasselbeck. The Hawks have been wanting an experienced third QB, and tried out Ken Dorsey, who now goes back to the Browns, last week, and were also interested in now Vikings QB Kelly Holcomb. The Browns bring four year vet Dorsey back, as he had been with the team in training camp and was a mentor to rookie Brady Quinn. Phil Savage, GM of the Browns, stated at a press conference Tuesday that he felt that Anderson, not Quinn, would the starter for the Browns home game versus the Bengals on Sunday.
The Hawks were also involved in a trade earlier in the day, as they sent defensive lineman Bryce Fisher to the Titans for a sixth-round pick. So in the end, the Hawks basically got Charlie Frye for Bryce Fisher.
Click below to hear Browns GM Phil Savage’s press conference talking about the move to Charlie Frye to Seattle: