Former Browns quarterback Charlie Frye, a University of Akron product, has signed a free agent contract with the Oakland Raiders, according to the team's web site. Terms were not disclosed.
Frye, a Willard, Ohio native who turns 28 in August, is one of six quarterbacks on the Raiders' roster. He joins JaMarcus Russell, Jeff Garcia, Bruce Gradkowski, Danny Southwick and Andrew Walter. Frye is expected to battle Gradkowski, Southwick and Walter for the No. 3 job.
Frye spent the past two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. He remains the only quarterback in league history who was starting when he was traded after the first game (in 2007). General manager Phil Savage sent him to the Seahawks for a sixth-round pick and coach Romeo Crennel handed the job to Derek Anderson, who led the Browns to a 10-6 record and went to the Pro Bowl.
A third-round pick of the Browns in 2005, Frye played in only two games last season and started one, completing 12 of 23 passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions.