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 ESPNCleveland.com 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.