Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden’s first night as an NFL player was a mixed bag.
He completed his first pass of the game to Mohamed Massaquoi and hooked up with Travis Benjamin on a nicely thrown deep ball later on the first drive, but two turnovers sullied the night. The first was a fumble forced by Lions defensive end Willie Young after he beat tackle Mitchell Schwartz badly on a rush from the outside. Schwartz also had a false start in a rough debut performance.
Weeden was later picked by Bill Bentley on a pass for wide receiver Greg Little that Weeden either threw outside him or missed because Little didn’t keep running his route. Overall, Weeden was 3-of-9 for 62 yards in his three series of work and, perhaps most importantly, he didn’t get hurt. Not everyone was so lucky. Massaquoi left the game with a head injury and will not return. Massaquoi has a history of head injuries so it could be some time before he’s back on the field.
Colt McCoy has taken over for the Browns at quarterback.