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Brandon Weeden cleared to practice

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The Browns will have Brandon Weeden on the practice field on Wednesday.

Coach Pat Shurmur announced that Weeden has been cleared to practice following the concussion he suffered in the 20-14 home win over the Steelers last Sunday. Weeden got hurt late in the game when his head hit left tackle Joe Thomas‘ leg while Weeden was being taken down by a Pittsburgh defender. Colt McCoy replaced him, although he wasn’t asked to do anything other than hand the ball off so the Browns could run out the clock.

Tony Grossi of reports that Shurmur said Weeden would get his regular reps with the first team in practice and that they are preparing him to start against the Raiders this week. Weeden will still need to be monitored for his reaction to getting back to work and will need to pass other tests from doctors to get full clearance for game action, but it doesn’t seem the Browns are worried enough about that to get McCoy extra time with the starting offense during the week.

Or maybe they just want to make sure there’s enough time for the quarterback to practice all the routes the team plans to run in this week’s game.

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14 Responses to “Brandon Weeden cleared to practice”
  1. callahan9119 says: Nov 28, 2012 12:20 PM

    Bummer, McCoy starting would have added a storyline to a meaningless game. Oh well. I guess we just watch RG3 and cry in our cups over what should have been.

    I hate Mike Holmgren.

  2. cledawg says: Nov 28, 2012 1:01 PM

    Well at least we will see a pass over 5 yards. I would hate to see Shurmur simplify his already pradicatble playbook for McCoy


  3. borophyll says: Nov 28, 2012 1:04 PM


    Rather than hoping for a “storyline to a meaningless game,” wouldn’t you prefer having the rookie starting quarterback take as many reps as possible this year so that he can be properly evaluated and maybe even develop some confidence if he can lead the team to another victory?

    I hate Browns fans.

  4. cobrala2 says: Nov 28, 2012 1:09 PM

    Holmgren was a bust, no doubt about it.

    I’m still shocked Shurmur didn’t insist on Weeden staying in the game after getting concussed.

  5. couldntthinkofaname says: Nov 28, 2012 1:52 PM

    Well at least we will see a pass over 5 yards. I would hate to see Shurmur simplify his already pradicatble playbook for McCoy



    McCoy’s been with that team three years and probably has a far greater understanding of it than that joke you’re all in love with. One deep pass attempt a game then a bunch of dump-offs. Yeah, litte Brandon isn’t “pradicatble” at all.

    Funny how your hero Weeden is so far down in the QB ratings that he barely beats Matt Cassel. THAT”s what you guys think is an awesome rookie season. LOL

  6. Cereal says: Nov 28, 2012 2:06 PM

    The Browns should go young with Colt McCoy

  7. cledawg says: Nov 28, 2012 2:13 PM

    couldntthinkof a name:

    Actually dude, the knock was on Shurmur. If you watched the Browns when Colt was under center last year Shurmur called nothing but 5 yard slants.
    Now if you are watching the Browns this year there is a few more 10 yard and more pass attempts.
    So logic would say, Shurmur does not feel confident with McCoy enough to open up the play book, therefore we would see nothing but 5 yard passes. This is common sense when McCoy has not had very many reps with the first team offense and needs to get his timing down in a week.
    Damn dude. Learn the game

  8. jfaoyx says: Nov 28, 2012 2:56 PM


    Both QBs give the Browns an equal chance to win..

    Weeden isnt going to be on this team within 2 years…

    Colt may still be on this team, as he’ll only be 28 in the next 2 years.

    Weeden is so terribly awful, he very well may be the worst pick ever in the history of the draft.

  9. frenzy95 says: Nov 28, 2012 3:06 PM

    cledawg says:
    Nov 28, 2012 1:01 PM
    Well at least we will see a pass over 5 yards. I would hate to see Shurmur simplify his already pradicatble playbook for McCoy

    Weeden throws the same 5 yard passes only difference is Colt actually completes them. I haven’t seen Weeden complete one pass all year outside the hash marks. He locks on to one receiver and doesn’t look through his progressions. He failed at baseball how can he possibly succeed as an NFL QB?

  10. hoopieguy says: Nov 28, 2012 3:24 PM

    Weeds is not the answer. And even he he DOES get it together, he’ll be too old too soon. And there are no legit starters coming up in next year’s draft either. Face it Browns fan (I’m one) we’re screwed for years to come.

  11. neemdaddy13 says: Nov 28, 2012 3:56 PM

    No doubt McCoy has alot of fans, albeit most are UT fans.. Heck I am a fan of him. But, IF you have watched the Browns under both QB’s (without bias) there is absolutely no doubt Weeden is the better QB, and he hasn’t been in the league for 3 years either (I don’t care about his age, QB’s play into their 40’s). You have to stretch the field in the NFL or the defenses will smother you, the Browns learned this last season. Colt was given 18-20 games or so. If he was such a great QB, someone would have traded for him as QB’s are in such high demand, didn’t happen and won’t, unless someone needs a backup.

  12. borophyll says: Nov 28, 2012 4:05 PM


    Really?? You haven’t seen Weeden complete ONE pass all year outside the hash marks?

    You mean besides the TD pass to Jordan Cameron, the comeback route to MoMass near the goalline, the swing passes to Trent, and the crossing route completions to Josh Gordan? …. And that was just from memory of their most recent game.

    I can understand if you don’t like Weeds, but at least be honest and fair in your critiques.

  13. urbusted2 says: Nov 28, 2012 4:50 PM

    If you think McCoy is a better choice than Weeden, you don’t know football period. As Browns fans, we refuse to let a talent learn and progress. McCoy has no arm strength and can’t throw in bad weather at all. Look at the tapes from last year. He’s a great kid but he’s not an NFL starter. Weeden has much to bring to the table. Another year should show just that.

  14. jfaoyx says: Dec 3, 2012 3:21 PM

    I dont really think McCoy is the better choice, but the difference is so marginal…

    That a first round pick for a 30 year old was not warranted.

    Its not him thats making this offense go…

    Its TRich, GLittle and JGordon… For 100000% fact.

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