Weeden to start Sunday for Browns
Berea, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski announced Wednesday that Brandon Weeden will start at quarterback for this weekend's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Weeden, who had been displaced by Jason Campbell for the No. 1 role last month, was elevated back atop the depth chart due to Campbell sustaining a concussion during Sunday's 27-11 loss to Pittsburgh.
Campbell is still going through the NFL's concussion protocol and may not be cleared for this Sunday's matchup with the Jaguars. The Browns signed quarterback Alex Tanney off the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad Tuesday, presumably to serve as Weeden's backup for this week.
Weeden, the 22nd overall pick of last year's draft, began the season as Cleveland's starter under center before spraining his right thumb in Week 2 and eventually losing the job to Brian Hoyer. He took over for Hoyer when the latter tore his ACL in early October, but was benched in favor of Campbell following an ineffective outing at Green Bay in Week 7.
The Browns have lost all four of Weeden's starts this season, with the 30- year-old having completed just 51.5 percent of his passes with six touchdowns and seven interceptions in seven overall games. He hit on only 13-of-30 throws for 203 yards and one touchdown with an interception after replacing Campbell in the second half of the Pittsbugh game.
Weeden's current quarterback rating of 66.0 is the third-lowest among quarterbacks who have attempted at least 100 passes this season, bettering only Geno Smith and Josh Freeman.
11/27 18:55:35 ET