Ex-NY Giants QB visits Cleveland Browns | Will he sign as Baker Mayfield’s backup?

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 09: Kyle Lauletta #17 of the New York Giants calls out the play in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns during their preseason game on August 9,2018 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 09: Kyle Lauletta #17 of the New York Giants calls out the play in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns during their preseason game on August 9,2018 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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Former NY Giants fourth-round pick Kyle Lauletta visited the Cleveland Browns

Former NY Giants quarterback Kyle Lauletta visited the Cleveland Browns, according to the NFL’s Tuesday workout wire.

Lauletta, 25, was chosen by the NY Giants in the fourth-round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but only appeared in one game as a rookie before being released prior to his second season.

Since being released by the Giants, Lauletta spent the 2019 season on the Philadelphia Eagles’ before signing with the Atlanta Falcons’ practice squad last month. The Falcons released Lauletta on Sept. 22, and he has gone on a series of workouts since, including with the Detroit Lions.

Given that it takes four days to go through the COVID-19 onboarding process and players must first be tested before they can even visit team facilities, it wouldn’t be surprising if Lauletta winds up signing with the Browns.

Cleveland needs a No. 3 quarterback ahead of Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and someone to run scout team this week during practice, after the Dallas Cowboys signed quarterback Garrett Gilbert off the Browns’ practice squad Monday.

The MVP of the 2018 Senior Bowl, Lauletta has attempted just five passes, completing none of them, and tossing an interception in his NFL debut against Washington during his rookie season.

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