Browns Part Ways With Weeden After Just 2 Years


The Browns have released quarterback Brandon Weeden. A first-round pick in 2012, Weeden never panned out in Cleveland as the Browns went through a pair of coaching changes in his short time with the team.

He made 20 starts, but lost his job early last season after he got hurt and Brian Hoyer came off the bench and led the Browns to two victories.

Weeden was re-inserted as the starter when Hoyer suffered a season-ending injury, but the 30-year-old lost his job again, this time to Jason Campbell. Weeden passed for 5,116 yards and went 5-15 as a starter in two seasons.

His release was expected with the Browns likely to take a quarterback in May's draft.

The Browns have not made any free-agent announcements. On Tuesday, they agreed to terms with strong safety Donte Whitner and linebacker Karlos Dansby on multiyear deals. They also signed backup cornerback Isaiah Trufant.