Brandon Weeden | QB | Cleveland Browns
Posted: 5/19/2013 3:41pm et
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden indicated that he and WR Josh Gordon are jelling nicely at organized team activities (OTAs). 'I have so much confidence in him. I'm not afraid to throw at any corner with him,' Weeden said. 'He's that good.'
Huddle Up: Gordon, a 2nd-round supplemental draft pick last summer, may still be flying under the radar even after finishing third among rookie wideouts in receptions (50), third in receiving yards (805) and tied for second in TD grabs (5) in 2012. With Gordon and Weeden now having a season under their belts, they figure to produce even bigger numbers this season.
Posted: 5/3/2013 9:50am et
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said Thursday, May 2, that he is not yet ready to hand the starting quarterback job to QB Brandon Weeden, even though the team did not select a quarterback in the NFL Draft. "I feel good about where we're at right now," Chudzinski said. "He's been working with the first group and we'll just see as we go forward. We're (working) on air right now so it's very early but I do like what I've seen so far and we'll see how it goes. Right now it's too early to say anything one way or another." Weeden will compete with QB Jason Campbell for the job.
Huddle Up: With Chudzinski and Norv Turner at the helm and intriguing targets like Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron, there's some upside to the Browns' offense--and subsequently the quarterback's fantasy value. Not enough to champion Weeden as a potential fantasy starter, but if he wins the job sooner rather than later he could rise among the backup rankings.
Posted: 4/16/2013 11:11pm et
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden took the first reps at quarterback in the team's minicamp Tuesday, April 16. He was followed by QB Jason Campbell and QB Thaddeus Lewis, in that order.
Huddle Up: Campbell was regarded as one of the league's better backups, but look for Weeden to win the starting job and improve on his rookie- year stats (3,385 yards, 14 TDs) in Norv Turner's offense.
Posted: 4/7/2013 11:16pm et
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden will compete with QB Jason Campbell for the starting quarterback job but everyone believes Weeden will win the job.
Huddle Up: Norv Turner's offense will be new, but expect Weeden to have the leg up. As a rookie, Weeden threw for 3,385 yards in 15 games, including a trio of 300-yard outings, but will need to work on his TD-to-turnover ratio, which included 14 of the former and 18 of the latter last season.
Posted: 4/1/2013 1:18pm et
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden is expected to receive most of the first-team reps in offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: This is hardly shocking news. What will be a surprise is if Colt McCoy is still around getting any reps when the Browns begin their offseason sessions.
Posted: 2/23/2013 12:00pm et
Cleveland Browns chief executive officer Joe Banner said Saturday, Feb. 23, at the NFL Scouting Combine that QB Brandon Weeden will receive every chance to be successful in 2013. The team is not looking at quarterback prospects to take with the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Note that Banner didn't exactly say those chances would come in Cleveland. The Browns remain unsettled at quarterback, with plenty of offseason left to figure things out.
Posted: 2/16/2013 8:08am et
Cleveland Browns owner Joe Banner and vice president of player personal Michael Lombardi could try to trade QB Brandon Weeden while he still has some trade value.
Huddle Up: There may be another team interested in Weeden to compete for their quarterback gig, but--as discussed ad nauseam during the draft process--he's old for a guy with his limited NFL experience, plus he didn't exactly stand out during his one pro season. But perhaps the Browns are ready to cut their losses, get what they can for him, and head in a different direction at the quarterback position.
Posted: 2/7/2013 12:40pm et
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden has a good chance of performing better in the system head coach Rob Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner are bringing to the team because it is more open to using the shotgun formation. Weeden did not perform well in the West Coast offensive because a majority of his passes were from under center and 25 of his passes were batted down at the line of scrimmage. Weeden had a 79.1 passer rating with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions when in the shotgun this season while throwing six touchdowns and 10 interceptions when under center with a 67.7 quarterback rating. The team still has not determined if Weeden is their quarterback of the future.
Huddle Up: Having Turner as his new OC has the potential to work out very well for Weeden, who definitely deserves another season to establish himself as at least the Browns' QB of the near-future.
Posted: 1/20/2013 12:20pm et
Cleveland Browns vice president of player personnel Michael Lombardi said the team must take some time to study QB Brandon Weeden before making a decision on his future. Before his hiring, Lombardi was critical of the team's decision to draft Weeden.
Huddle Up: Weeden tossed more interceptions (17) than TD passes (14) and only had 2 300-yard games, but it would seem way too premature for the Browns to pull the rug out from under him after one, up-and-down rookie season.
Posted: 1/5/2013 10:17am et
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden started all but one game for the team last season, but he might be the odd-man out with the new coaching and general manager regime. NFL analyst Michael Lombardi has been angling for the general manager position, and he said in a radio interview in September that the drafting of Weeden at No. 22 overall last year as a "panicked disaster."
Huddle Up: Yeah, that might be an awkward conversation if Lombardi ends up in charge of personnel in Cleveland. If the Browns hire Lombardi, Weeden may as well start packing and looking for a new gig; fortunately for him, there are plenty of QB-needy clubs who might want to give him a test-drive.
Posted: 12/28/2012 2:08pm et
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden (shoulder) and QB Colt McCoy (shoulder) are out for Week 17. QB Thaddeus Lewis will start.
Huddle Up: This means Thaddeus Lewis is starting at quarterback against the Steelers. Get them in your lineups, daily or otherwise.
Posted: 12/27/2012 1:53pm et
Cleveland Browns QBs Brandon Weeden (shoulder) and Colt McCoy (shoudler) are not practicing Thursday, Dec. 27; however, they have yet to be ruled out for Week 17.
Huddle Up: A QB announcement could be made as soon as Friday -- and there's a decent chance it'll be revealed that Thaddeus Lewis will be making his first NFL start Sunday vs. the Steelers.
Posted: 12/24/2012 9:54pm et
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said the team is still evaluating QB Brandon Weeden's shoulder injury and did not rule out Weeden playing in Week 17.
Huddle Up: If you're counting on Weeden in the regular-season finale, you have a week of monitoring injury and practice reports ahead of you.
Posted: 12/23/2012 8:31pm et
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden suffered a right-shoulder injury in the third quarter of the Week 16 game against the Denver Broncos and he did not return. QB Colt McCoy finished up the game in his stead.
Huddle Up: Weeden was buried on a Von Miller sack and finished 12-of-19 for 104 yards. McCoy led the Browns to their only TD -- a 6-yard fourth-quarter pass to Greg Little -- and finished 9-of-17 for 79 yards. Of course, stay turned for further developments.
Posted: 11/30/2012 7:07pm et
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden (head) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is probable for Week 13.
Huddle Up: Weeden, who sustained a concussion in the fourth quarter this past weekend, has practiced all week and gets a green light for Sunday's game in Oakland against the Raiders' shaky secondary (fifth-most points allowed to opposing fantasy QBs).
Posted: 11/29/2012 7:58pm et
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 29.
Huddle Up: After practicing for the second straight day, Weeden is looking good to go for Sunday's Week 13 game in Oakland.
Posted: 11/25/2012 5:56pm et
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden suffered a possible concussion and an apparent right-arm injury during the fourth quarter of Week 12's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, after colliding with OL Joe Thomas during a sack. He was replaced in the game by QB Colt McCoy with approximately 3 minutes remaining.
Huddle Up: Weeden was 17-of-26 for 158 yards, a TD and an interception prior to leaving the game, and his team wound up on top thanks to a defense which forced 8 turnovers. Either injury would be concerning enough on its own, so wait and see what the prognosis is.
Posted: 11/15/2012 1:14pm et
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden knows he has to show improvement the rest of the season; in particular, he needs to cut down on his interceptions. Weeden has thrown 12 interceptions.
Huddle Up: Coincidentally, only his Week 11 counterpart, the Cowboys' Tony Romo (13), has tossed more picks this season. Philip Rivers and Matt Cassel also have been intercepted 12 times, but at least Weeden has the built-in excuse of being a rookie.
Posted: 11/9/2012 1:31pm et
Cleveland Browns owner Joe Banner said that QB Brandon Weeden will be evaluated over the remainder of the season to determine if he is the quarterback of the future in Cleveland. 'It's right to put Brandon on the list of important things we have to figure out and we have seven games left to do that,' Banner said. 'It's an extremely important question for this organization to get right.' Banner said Weeden's age (30) isn't as much a factor as his ability.
Huddle Up: Interesting note for dynasty owners. Weeden is nothing more than a career dynasty backup, but it might be time to sell before Weeden's star winks out in Cleveland. He has had his ups and downs this season, and next year's quarterback class is not terribly palatable, but new ownership might bring big changes, including Weeden despite his first-round status.
Posted: 10/17/2012 12:27pm et
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said QB Brandon Weeden (ankle) twisted his ankle in Week 6 but was able to stay in the game. Weeden will be able to practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Huddle Up: This should not be of any real concern to Weeden's fantasy owners. The rookie has gotten stronger as the season has progressed, and he has a pretty good matchup against the Colts this week.
Posted: 8/28/2012 3:54pm et
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden will not play in the last preseason game, according to head coach Pat Shurmur. Shurmur said that most of the starters will not play in the Browns' final preseason game.
Huddle Up: Weeden, the Browns' second first-round pick, shouldn't get too comfortable as the team's No. 1 QB given his preseason struggles (49-percent completion percentage, no TD passes), but the 29-year-old rookie likely will be given a long leash considering that Cleveland already knows what it has in backups Colt McCoy and Seneca Wallace.
Posted: 8/23/2012 12:04pm et
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden is confident in his knowledge of the team's playbook. However, there are still some plays he's not comfortable calling in a game, something he's communicated to coaches. Weeden is expected to play roughly a half in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: The entire Browns offense is learning together, with a combined one year of NFL experience between their quarterback, feature back, and top two wideouts. There will be some growing pains, but personnel-wise at least the Browns appear to be on the right path.
Posted: 8/17/2012 12:18pm et
Cleveland Browns rookie QB Brandon Weeden looked a bit better in his second preseason game. He hit 12 of 20 passes for 118 yards Thursday, Aug. 16, against the Green Bay Packers. Weeden said he thinks he is improving. He took a big hit during the second quarter but was able to stay in the game despite getting up slowly.
Huddle Up: Weeden may be an "old" rookie, but he still needs to adjust to the speed of the NFL game. Expect him to see another extended run in Cleveland's third preseason game as he readies for his first pro campaign. There's no need to save a fantasy roster spot for Weeden, but if he continues to look good Greg Little and perhaps Josh Gordon might sneak onto the radar.
Posted: 8/6/2012 7:20pm et
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur named QB Brandon Weeden the starting quarterback Monday Aug. 6.
Huddle Up: The Browns made official Monday what most everyone has been speculating since Weeden was drafted in the first round back in April. Incumbent Colt McCoy never really had a chance. Now comes the hard part, though, for Weeden, the former Oklahoma State standout. Cleveland ranked 29th in total yards per game and 30th in points per game last season. Moreover, the Browns have a fellow rookie (Trent Richardson) starting at running back and a pair of youngsters slated to start at receiver in Greg Little and Mohamed Massaquoi. In short, don't expect too much fantasy-wise from Weeden, but he does belong on the list of sleepers.
Posted: 8/6/2012 11:45am et
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden said he is becoming more comfortable with the team's offense during training camp. Weeden also said 90 to 95 percent of the offense has been installed so far. "The stuff I'm comoftable with, I'm really comfortable with, if that makes sense," Weeden said. "There's obviously stuff I really like and there's stuff I'm still getting comfortable with, and terminology I'm still learning. It's still a learning process. It's going to take me some time to get it down where I feel comfortable with everything I do. I've done a pretty good job of taking advantage of every single rep."
Huddle Up: The Browns need Weeden to get up to speed quickly, as he's expected to helm a very young offense that will feature rookies at quarterback, running back, and wideout; of their key playmakers on offense, only second-year wide receiver Greg Little will enter the 2012 season with NFL experience.
Posted: 7/24/2012 12:17am et
The Cleveland Browns and QB Brandon Weeden have not made any recent progress, according to a league source. Weeden is in line to receive a four-year deal worth about $8.1 million, but he would like a fully guaranteed deal. Most players picked in the second half of the first round of the NFL Draft receive three years guaranteed with the fourth year partially guaranteed, if at all.
Huddle Up: With Trent Richardson signed, the Browns can turn their attention to Weeden. If the hope is for Weeden to be Cleveland's Week 1 starter they'll want him in camp from the start; of course, if the plan is for Weeden to start then he should have enough leverage to get that fourth year guaranteed.
Posted: 6/6/2012 7:41pm et
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden has displayed a strong and accurate arm thus far in offseason workouts. Weeden has also shown an instant grasp of the position, and its responsibilities on the field and off it.
Huddle Up: Every young QB looks great in mini-camps, zipping laser-spirals and hitting long bombs down the sideline. When have you ever heard reports of a first-round QB "tossing wounded ducks" or "sleeping in the film room." (?)