August 30, 2012; Cleveland, OH USA: Cleveland Browns quarterback Thaddeus Lewis (9) rushes against the Chicago Bears during a preseason game at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE

Cleveland Browns Release Thaddeus Lewis


The Cleveland Browns have made yet another move at the quarterback position. After picking up Jason Campbell and Brian Hoyer during free agency and trading away Colt McCoy earlier in the offseason, the Browns have let another player go. Cleveland decided to release back up Thaddeus Lewis, according to Pro Football Talk.

For those who don’t remember, Lewis finished the season as Cleveland’s starter in Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. While he was clearly not a starting caliber quarterback, he showed that he can be a capable back up. Lewis went  22-for-32 with 204 yards, one touchdown and an interception.

He won’t be playing in Cleveland this season, but you can expect Lewis to find a new home at some point before training camp to compete for a No. 3 spot.

For the Browns, Weeden appears to be the favorite to earn the starting gig while Hoyer and Campbell will be competing for the back up job. If Weeden struggles at any point this season it wouldn’t be surprising to see the winner of the Hoyer/Campbell competition getting a crack at leading the first-team offense.

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