Brandon Weeden diagnosed with concussion


The Browns may be forced to turn to Alex Tanney in Week 14.

The team announced that quarterback Brandon Weeden has been diagnosed with a concussion following Sunday’s 32-28 loss to the Jaguars. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that team spokesman Zak Gilbert said that Weeden came to the team with symptoms after the game was over.

Weeden played the entire game and coach Rob Chudzinski suggested afterward that a change wasn’t considered because Tanney had only been with the team for a week. Weeden had three touchdowns and three turnovers in Sunday’s loss, which dropped the team to 0-5 in games he’s started this season. Tanney signed this week to back up Weeden because Jason Campbell is out with a concussion.

If neither Campbell nor Weeden are cleared, Chudzinski and the Browns might not have a choice but to turn to Tanney against the Patriots next weekend. He would be the team’s fourth different starting quarterback, which underscores the need for the Browns to find a more permanent solution this offseason.

13 responses to “Brandon Weeden diagnosed with concussion

  1. What does it say about your O-line when two quarterbacks are currently out with concussions? Pathetic.

  2. A week from now Weedens dad is coming to come out and say the Browns handled the situation bad and should have taken him out.

    In the off season, Weeden will write a book complaining in the book how he felt about the Browns, after we trade him for nothing 😉

  3. Weeden could be a serviceable backup for years to come.. Problem with Weeden as a starter, will look good, really good…Then an int, int, fumble. good point doctor, o line is bad(what happened to Joe Thomas), Bess and Little are average at best , Weeden made some great throws today

  4. I can’t recall a particularly brutal hit on WE-DONE. Maybe some fans had a flashback & hit him in the head with a bottle on his way off the field?

    Regarding the comment that he be a serviceable backup (above): He’d be a fine starter if he’s behind an O-line that can give him at least 8-10 seconds on every pass play. He just seems way too slow for today’s NFL in reading and releasing. I thought he’d improve over the course of this season, but he seems like he’s gotten even slower.

    At this point, there’s one good thing from today’s fiasco – draft position improved.

  5. 8 to 10 seconds? I could probably find a receiver in that time. No one gets 8 to 10 seconds regularly. He’s all the bad parts of Brett Favre, old and a gunslinger way too much. I’ve never seen a two minute drill that results in three scoring drives.

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