They were scheduled to undergo physicals Monday and participate in a voluntary minicamp Tuesday through Thursday on a tryout basis, general manager Ray Farmer said this morning at a pre-draft news conference. The draft is May 8-10.
Young, who will turn 31 next month, was the No. 3 pick in the 2006 draft. He’s 31-19 as a starter but hasn’t played since 2011, when he went 1-2 with Philadelphia. He spent 2006-10 with Tennessee.
Young (6-foot-5, 230 pounds) has completed 57.9 percent in his career with 46 touchdowns, 51 interceptions and a 74.4 rating.
“The interest in Vince is that he’s been productive, he’s had success in the NFL,” Farmer said.
Thigpen (6-3, 235) is 1-11 as a starter in a career that has included stops in Kansas City, Miami and Buffalo. He was last with the Bills in 2011-12 but didn’t make a start.
Thigpen, 30, is 6-5, 235 pounds and was a seventh-round pick in 2007. He’s completed 54 percent with 21 touchdowns, 18 interceptions and a 72.5 rating.
The only other quarterbacks on the roster are Brian Hoyer and Alex Tanney, who’s never taken an NFL snap. Hoyer is coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but Farmer said he’s “fine” and expects him to be ready for the season.
Young and Thigpen have mobility, which Farmer said is a trait new coordinator Kyle Shanahan is looking for at the position. Farmer said the lack of a proper fit in then-coordinator Norv Turner’s offense was the reason Young and Thigpen weren’t brought in last season when they were available and the Browns had a huge need at the position.