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Dec 1, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) throws a pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Jaguars beat the Browns 32-28. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency Rumors: Cleveland Browns to release Brandon Weeden

Rejoice, Cleveland Browns fans, your long standing nightmare is over.

Well – maybe not over – but it won’t be nearly as terrifying moving forward as the Browns are expected to release quarterback Brandon Weeden next week, this according to Mike Silver.

The Browns will release 2011 first-round draft pick Brandon Weeden on Monday, according to a league source @nflnetwork

Weeden has been nothing but a thorn in the sides of Browns fans, looking absolutely woeful during his first two NFL seasons.

After a 72.6 quarterback rating his first season, the Browns were hopeful his sophomore year would be more productive. But sadly, Weeden’s struggles only became worse as he posted a 70.2 rating and eventually found himself stapled to the bench.

Weeden will end his Browns career with 23 touchdown passes and 26 interceptions, averaging 222 yards per game.

In fairness, the Browns struggles weren’t all Weeden’s fault, though, he did become the poster boy for the issue.

Expect Weeden to latch on as a backup for a quarterback hungry team.

His days as a starter are hopefully over.

Update: It appears the Browns made the move and released him early.

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