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Delhomme chose Browns for chance to start

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Jake Delhomme isn't ready to be a backup.

The former Carolina Panthers quarterback says he signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Browns because of their strong finish following a struggling start last year, plus the addition of Mike Holmgren as team president.

Delhomme, 35, chose the Browns over his hometown New Orleans
Saints, where he would have been a backup to Drew Brees.

Delhomme acknowledges he didn't play well last season, adding that his five-interception performance in a playoff loss in 2008 led to his difficult start last season.

Delhomme threw eight touchdowns and 18 interceptions last year before Carolina released him earlier this month.

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