Sep 15, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) drops back to pass against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half at M

Brandon Weeden could return to practice next week, but is it already too late?

The Cleveland Browns shocked the league over a week ago after announcing they have traded former first round pick Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2014 first round pick.

After Richardson was traded, they brought in veteran running back Willis McGahee to help carry the workload. I thought for sure Cleveland had no chance against the Minnesota Vikings, a team who put up a fight against their division foe the Chicago Bears.

But with Brian Hoyer under center, the Browns were able to pick up an upset victory over Adrian Peterson and the favored Minnesota Vikings.

Now according to the Cleveland Plainer Dealer, former starting quarterback Brandon Weeden could be cleared to practice as early as next week. But the question right now is, is it too late for him to get his starting job back?

Hoyer threw for 321 yards in his first game with three touchdowns but also threw three interceptions. Weeden has 572 yards in two games with one touchdown, three interceptions and 11 sacks.

That question could be answered depending on Hoyer’s performance during tomorrows home game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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