Nov 3, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) throws the ball in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns starting Brandon Weeden on Sunday


The Cleveland Browns have had some bad luck at the quarterback position this season, with Brian Hoyer suffering a season-ending ACL tear and Jason Campbell suffering a concussion last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The injuries have forced the Browns to circle back to former first-round pick Brandon Weeden, who has struggled during his time as the starter.

There was still some hope that Jason Campbell would be able to recover from his concussion in time to lead the Browns first-team offense onto the field Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but those hopes have been ended.

Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski confirmed on Wednesday that Weeden would be the team’s starter in Week 13. Campbell is still going through the NFL mandated concussion protocol it is doubtful that he will be able to suit up this weekend.

To add some quarterback depth, the Browns signed trick-shot quarterback Alex Tanney off of the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.

If Campbell is inactive, Tanney will be Weeden’s backup on Sunday.

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  • Greg

    Thank the stars the Browns signed Alex Tanney. Whoever he is.
    If he was on someones practice squad, he must be good. :)