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Browns waive QB Thaddeus Lewis

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The Browns have waived¬†quarterback Thaddeus Lewis, a league source told PFT’s Mike Florio on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old Lewis started the 2012 season finale for Cleveland, completing 22-of-32 passes for 204 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

A Duke product, Lewis entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2010 with St. Louis. After the Rams let him go in 2011, he landed with the Browns, who were then coached by Pat Shurmur, the Rams’ former offensive coordinator. Shurmur is now the Eagles’ offensive coordinator.

Lewis’ departure leaves Brandon Weeden, Jason Campbell and Brian Hoyer as the Browns’ quarterbacks.

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23 Responses to “Browns waive QB Thaddeus Lewis”
  1. Stiller43 says: May 22, 2013 7:33 PM

    “The 25-year-old Lewis started the 2012 season finale for Cleveland, completing 22-of-32 passes for 204 yards with a touchdown and an interception.”

    What you didnt mention is this was against the #1 defense (my Steelers). Besides some sacks and whatnot, he made some good plays in that game.

    Obviously no place for him on the roster with old man weeden, campbell, and hoyer there though.

  2. thestrategyexpert says: May 22, 2013 8:00 PM

    This team looks like they are amongst the weakest teams in the NFL at the QB position. Tebow would be a nice fit and opportunity for them.

  3. benning89 says: May 22, 2013 8:13 PM

    Campbell = Starting QB

  4. brownoholic says: May 22, 2013 8:14 PM

    Solid backup if your team’s running the west coast offense. Surprised us in that Steelers game.

  5. sportsbastard says: May 22, 2013 8:33 PM

    This kid is better and younger than the 3 qb’s on the browns roster. Pretty convinced that Lombardi’s talent evaluation skills will land him back on TV in short order.

  6. elmaxoh says: May 22, 2013 8:46 PM

    The guy played pretty well when he had his chance.

  7. stlunatik says: May 22, 2013 8:56 PM

    looked good when he was in stl. disappointed when they let him go

  8. ramfan46 says: May 22, 2013 9:13 PM

    Thad can play. He is a pocket passer who is elusive in the pocket. He is not a running qb. He has shown he has pretty good accuracy and throws a really pretty ball. I was bummed when the Rams cut him. He can be a good #2 in the league.

    I’d cut Kellen Clemens and bring in Thad to battle Austin Davis in a minute!

  9. robertgriffintheturd says: May 22, 2013 9:26 PM

    Just want to bring up Camsucks’ stats with the Redskins: 20-32 as a starter, only 2 games with 3 Td passes…2005 came in 3rd in open competition. 2006, came in 3rd in open competition. 2007 handed starting job, went 5-7, got injured, team won 4 straight and made the playoffs. 2008 and 2009 handed starting job never sniffed the playoffs. Went to raiders, handed starting job,benched twice in 2010 in favor of Gradkowski. 2011 injured and lost job to Palmer. 2012, backup to Cutler in Chicago, plays horrible, loses job. That’s 8 seasons and he has never won an open competition. Anyone ever ask why he has gone through so many coordinators? maybe because anyone who coaches him, loses their job.

  10. jimbo75025 says: May 22, 2013 9:43 PM

    Strange move. Younger than Weeden, Campbell is a huge question mark after seeing him in limited action for Chicago, and Hoyer is a never was.

    Seems like Lewis would have been a good project QB for when Weeden became eligible for Social Security in a year or two.

  11. dontasemebro says: May 22, 2013 10:31 PM

    He will be picked up by Philly before the weekend. Shurmur will make it happen.

  12. canadianbucsfan says: May 22, 2013 10:34 PM

    This guy has some potential. Had a solid game against a solid steelers defense. I can see him getting picked up by the Redskins. Trade Cousins for a 3rd or 4th, Have Lewis as the backup, can do the exact same things RG3 can do, obviously not as well though

  13. oldcracker says: May 22, 2013 11:00 PM

    Is Lombardi intent on outdoing Matt Millen as one of the all time worst GM?

  14. joemammy says: May 22, 2013 11:05 PM

    Eagles will be all over him. Sucks for you, Thad.

  15. rick1k6 says: May 22, 2013 11:56 PM

    ….and then there were three.

  16. mrfrostyj says: May 23, 2013 12:06 AM

    Who complains about who the 3rd string QB is? The guy doesn’t even dress during games. for you Browns fans complaining are you concerned that Hoyer won’t get you that pre season superbowl trophy?

  17. jprcox says: May 23, 2013 12:31 AM

    Seattle needs another option at backup QB.

  18. texas1960 says: May 23, 2013 1:46 AM

    For Thad coming from the practice squad and played against the number one defense without any reps fir the 16 games. That’s shows his capabilities. I believe he would have help won and got the Brown to the play off. The browns did not use this talented young man. Whatever team picks him up they won’t be disappointed.

  19. shadylamp says: May 23, 2013 8:54 AM

    Complaining about cutting a 3d string QB, wow, they normally don’t even dress on Sunday. This is ridiculous. I think us Browns fans are so fed up with being at the bottom of the league for so long that we all can plead insanity and its justifiable.

  20. nightofthehipple says: May 23, 2013 9:39 AM

    I think the Jets and Packers should give him a call.

  21. seanpbeck says: May 23, 2013 11:43 AM

    Good luck out there, Thaddy Lew! I think you can play.

  22. danofero14 says: May 23, 2013 11:46 AM

    Jags should give this dude a chance in camp.

  23. crumpledstiltskin says: May 23, 2013 3:05 PM

    He is West Coast style QB. So if your team runs the WC, he is a solid #3 QB option.

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