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Brandon Weeden | Quarterback

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
College: Oklahoma State
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Cowboys signed QB Brandon Weeden to a two-year contract.
Weeden, 43 30, made 20 starts in Cleveland the past two seasons, compiling a 5-15 record with a 23:26 TD-to-INT ratio and 55.9 percent completion rate. A former top-prospect baseball pitcher, Weeden has always possessed plus arm strength but has very little athleticism and is maddeningly deliberate in all of his movements. His skill set makes an offensive line look worse. The Cowboys need arms for the offseason program with Kyle Orton undecided about playing in 2014, and Tony Romo coming off back surgery. Mar 17 - 3:50 PM

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Free agents Brandon Weeden and Henry Melton will both visit the Cowboys on Monday.

The Cowboys are serious about this Weeden thing. They still don't know whether Kyle Orton will play in 2014, and gave Weeden a high grade coming out of college in 2012. Melton would be a far more impressive get for cap-strapped Dallas. Cowboys DC Rod Marinelli turned Melton into a Pro Bowler in Chicago.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mar 16 - 9:50 PM

ESPN Dallas reports the Cowboys have expressed interest in free agent Brandon Weeden.

The Cowboys are the only team to show interest in Weeden since he was waived. With just Kyle Orton on their roster behind Tony Romo, Weeden could be brought in as a low-cost signing to compete for the backup job. Orton, 31, struggled mightily in a Week 17 spot start against the Eagles last season and is considering retirement. It's possible Dallas could carry all three of Romo, Orton and Weeden on their 53-man roster if signed.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mar 14 - 5:46 PM

Browns waived QB Brandon Weeden.

Weeden was the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 draft and has no ties to the current Browns regime. It was inevitable that GM Ray Farmer was going to cut the cord on the 30-year-old third-year pro. Weeden went 0-5 as a starter last season and seems to be regressing. He took a whopping 55 sacks in 23 games of action and has a career 23:29 touchdown-to-turnover ratio to go along with a 71.8 quarterback rating. Weeden has no anticipation and doesn't have a feel for the pocket. We expect him to have a cold market.
Mar 12 - 3:40 PM

Browns GM Ray Farmer plans to evaluate Brandon Weeden based on what he's done "in the National Football League."

"Once you’re in the National Football league, you’re graded upon your performance and what you were able to achieve at that moment," Farmer said. In other words, the Browns will be moving on from Weeden. It's a marriage both sides want out of. Weeden has no trade value. He'll be released and attempt to latch on as someone's No. 2 or 3 quarterback.
Feb 20 - 5:56 PM

According to NFL Network's Mike Silver, Brandon Weeden "wants out" in Cleveland.

It's times like this when we wish it was appropriate to simply say "lol" in blurbs. It's not surprising Weeden "wants out" despite being in no position to make demands. The soon-to-be 31 year old was picked two GMs ago — even though it's been less than two years since Cleveland made him a first-round pick. His selection was made out of desperation by the Mike Holmgren regime, while his desire to leave is undoubtedly a result of the dysfunction of the Jimmy Haslam era. Weeden is extremely unlikely to fetch anything in a trade, but is a candidate for release.
Feb 11 - 8:07 PM

Brandon Weeden's 2014 contract includes $2 million in guarantees.

No matter who ends up coaching the Browns, it's highly unlikely Weeden will be in their plans. The No. 22 overall pick in 2012 was 0-5 as a starter in 2013, somehow regressing while completing just 52.8 percent of his passes and throwing nine touchdowns against nine interceptions. As ESPN Cleveland notes, it's "another Browns QB chewed up and spit out."
Jan 9 - 10:43 AM

According to the NFL Network, one "breaking point" for fired HC Rob Chudzinski was his refusal to hold Brandon Weeden and Greg Little "accountable."

A couple weeks back, Chud was reportedly told to cut a player. He refused, which apparently was a sign that he doesn't do well with accountability. Perhaps Chud is a natural coordinator rather than head coach, but he was given Weeden, Brian Hoyer and Jason Campbell as his quarterbacks, and Josh Gordon, Little and Davone Bess as his top-three wideouts. He benched Weeden repeatedly and had to keep rolling with Little due to the dearth of talent on the roster. We're still waiting for a more logical explanation for why Chud was only given one year on the job.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 08:05:00 AM

Brandon Weeden (concussion) is practicing in full for Week 15, and will back up Jason Campbell against the Bears.

Weeden isn't much, but he's still more than Alex Tanney. Weeden has zero chance of reclaiming the Browns' starting job without injury to Campbell.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 05:31:00 PM

Brandon Weeden (concussion) has been cleared to practice.

Weeden is on track to resume his role as Jason Campbell's backup.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 11:03:00 AM

Brandon Weeden (concussion) is listed as out for Week 14.

Jason Campbell is probable and will start against the Patriots.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 04:06:00 PM

Brandon Weeden (concussion) has still not been cleared to practice.

Weeden is not in play to start Sunday's game at New England. It's either going to be Jason Campbell (concussion), Alex Tanney or Caleb Hanie. Campbell was cleared to practice Thursday.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 11:36:00 AM

Brandon Weeden was diagnosed with a concussion following Sunday's loss to the Jaguars.

Weeden reported symptoms after he went 24-of-40 for 370 yards with three touchdowns, two interceptions and a lost fumble. It makes him a question mark for the Week 14 game against the Patriots. Jason Campbell is also nursing a concussion, leaving trick shot quarterback Alex Tanney as the only healthy quarterback on the roster. For what it's worth, Campbell was reportedly feeling much better as of Friday.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 06:36:00 PM

Brandon Weeden completed 24-of-40 passes for 370 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 13 loss to the Jaguars.

It was a mixed afternoon for Weeds. He started off hot with Josh Gordon on the opening drive. Things started to unravel right before halftime. Weeden tossed interceptions on back-to-back passes and then lost a fumble on the following series. He turned it over three times in the span of 2:30. Weeden turned it back around. He finished the day with a 94.8 passer rating. His three touchdowns went to Josh Gordon (twice) and Greg Little. Weeden was booed several times by the home crowd. It's unclear if he'll make another start or if Jason Campbell (concussion) will be back for Week 14 against the Patriots.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 04:44:00 PM

Brandon Weeden will start Sunday's Week 13 game against the Jaguars.

Jason Campbell (concussion) will almost certainly be inactive. Weeden has started four games so far this season, going 0-4 while posting an overall 51.5 completion percentage and 6:7 TD-to-INT ratio in seven appearances. The only reason to think he'll improve on those numbers Sunday is the matchup. The Jaguars rank 18th against the pass, the Browns are playing at home and Josh Gordon will run wide open all day. Weeden is a desperation kind of QB2.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 10:59:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tony Romo
2Brandon Weeden
3Caleb Hanie
4Dustin Vaughan
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
3Joseph Randle
4Ryan Williams
5Ben Malena
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
FB1Tyler Clutts
2J.C. Copeland
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Tim Benford
4Jamar Newsome
5Dezmon Briscoe
WR21Terrance Williams
2Dwayne Harris
3Devin Street
4LaRon Byrd
5L'Damian Washington
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2Gavin Escobar
3James Hanna
4Jordan Najvar
5Dallas Walker
K1Dan Bailey