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Brandon Weeden | Quarterback | #5

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 228
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (22) / CLE
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Impending free agent Brandon Weeden said he'd "absolutely" consider re-signing with the Texans.
Weeden won his only start for Houston this year, but the Texans should be aiming higher in their quarterback search. Even as a backup, Weeden doesn't offer much upside. The fact that coach Bill O'Brien stayed with Brian Hoyer even when he was imploding against Kansas City last week shows how little faith the team has in Weeden's ability to run an offense. Jan 17 - 11:04 AM

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Brandon Weeden completed 15-of-24 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns and rushed two times for 11 yards and another score in the Texans' Week 16 win over the Titans.

Weeden was limited by the Texans’ insistence on running the wildcat offense near the goal line in the first half, but he did manage to find the end zone on a seven-yard scramble late in the second quarter. Weeden came alive after the break, targeting DeAndre Hopkins early and often against Coty Sensabaugh in the third quarter. Weeden gave his receivers a chance in the end zone, and both Hopkins and Nate Washington repaid his trust by coming up with leaping touchdown grabs over defenders. The offense basically packed it in after the second score. Weeden ran the offense competently against a barely-there defense, but the Texans will hope Brian Hoyer can get cleared from his concussion in time for Week 17.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 05:13:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Brandon Weeden will start Sunday.

Brian Hoyer returned to practice this week, but hasn't been cleared to return. Weeden impressed in Week 15 spot duty and shouldn't struggle to move the offense against an injury-ravaged Titans secondary. B.J. Daniels will back up Weeden.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 04:37:00 PM

Brandon Weeden completed 11-of-18 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 15 win over the Colts.

Weeden replaced an injured T.J. Yates in the second quarter. He looked good in spot duty, completing 61 percent of his passes and throwing a touchdown to Jaelen Strong. The win puts the Texans in the driver's seat for the AFC South. Weeden could start in Week 16 if Brian Hoyer (concussion) doesn't get cleared.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 04:22:00 PM

Texans claimed QB Brandon Weeden off waivers from the Cowboys.

With Brian Hoyer in the concussion protocol, Weeden gives the Texans an experienced backup. He completed 72 percent of his passes in four games with Dallas earlier this year, but struggled with downfield throws and lost all three of his starts. T.J. Yates took first-team reps Wednesday and would start if Hoyer sits.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 05:29:00 PM

Cowboys waived QB Brandon Weeden.

With Matt Cassel proving himself a "better" backup option and Tony Romo set to return from injured reserve-designated to return, there was little reason for the Cowboys to keep Weeden around. A first-round pick of the Browns in 2012, Weeden has started just 24 games in four seasons and has a 28-to-30 career touchdown-to-interception ratio. Already 32 years old, Weeden does not have any development upside, but he could land another backup gig. If there was any doubt before, this move almost guarantees Tony Romo will play this week.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 12:46:00 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Cowboys have informed Brandon Weeden he's been benched for Matt Cassel.

It was the obvious call after Weeden comprehensively failed to challenge the Patriots' defense in Sunday's loss. Making the move now gives Cassel two weeks to get ready, as the Cowboys are on bye for Week 6. Cassel will by no means be a major improvement, but has far more experience, and has at least experienced success in the past. Weeden has never been a competent NFL quarterback.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 04:33:00 PM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he will consider a quarterback change during the team's Week 6 bye.

Brandon Weeden threw for just 188 yards and an interception on 39 attempts Week 5 against the Patriots, and he now has two touchdown passes in three games as the starter. The Cowboys' offense is not working with Weeden under center, and the bye week gives Garrett a great opportunity to make a change. Matt Cassel may not be a better option, but it would be surprising if he does not start Week 7 against the Giants.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 07:57:00 PM

Brandon Weeden completed 26-of-39 passes for 188 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception in Dallas' 30-6, Week 5 loss to the Patriots.

Weeden averaged 4.8 yards per attempt in a performance that will quite possibly get him benched following the Cowboys' Week 6 bye. 69 of his yards came on Dallas' meaningless final drive. Weeden comprehensively failed to challenge the defense. His final throw was a would-be touchdown he sailed over Terrance Williams' head in the end zone. Weeden has reaffirmed that he's not an NFL-level quarterback. We'd almost be surprised if it wasn't Matt Cassel against the Giants in Week 7.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 07:36:00 PM

Brandon Weeden completed 16-of-26 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 4 loss to the Saints.

The Cowboys continued to hide Weeden behind conservative playcalling, leading to another game of mostly check downs. Most of Weeden's yards came on a 67-yard third-quarter pass to a wide open Brice Butler. Weeden has two straight losses since taking over for Tony Romo, but is playing without much of a supporting cast. Weeden isn't a Week 5 streaming option against the Patriots.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 12:17:00 AM

Brandon Weeden completed 22-of-26 passes for 232 yards and an interception in the Cowboys' Week 3 loss to the Falcons.

Weeden completed his first nine passes before throwing a second-quarter interception. He led Dallas to four first-half touchdowns, but was shut down in the second half. Weeden made some bad throws despite having only four incompletions, relying mostly on check downs to Lance Dunbar and Jason Witten. Weeden will have a plus matchup against the Saints in Week 4.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 04:44:00 PM

Coach Jason Garrett confirmed Brandon Weeden will start Week 3 against the Falcons.

Matt Cassel, acquired via trade on Tuesday, will probably be the No. 3 this week behind Kellen Moore. Weeden will be at home against a Falcons defense that doesn't scare many, but he's still going to be bringing up the rear of the quarterback ranks this week. He's barely on the two-quarterback league radar.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 11:52:00 AM

On in relief of an injured Tony Romo, Brandon Weeden completed 7-of-7 passes for 73 yards and a touchdown in Dallas' 20-10, Week 2 win over the Eagles.

Romo broke his left collarbone early in the second half, and will be sidelined a minimum of 6-8 weeks. At the bare minimum, Weeden is going to make five starts, and perhaps as many as eight. Weeden was calm and collected in Philly, finding a wide-open Terrance Williams for a game-sealing 42-yard touchdown with 4:13 remaining. Playing without Dez Bryant, however, Weeden will barely be on the QB2 radar as he plays caretaker for a run-first offense.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 07:56:00 PM

Cowboys backup QB Brandon Weeden suffered a blow to the head in Sunday night's preseason game against the 49ers.

He's being evaluated for a concussion. Weeden went 2-of-5 passing for seven yards before giving way to Dustin Vaughan, who was promptly pick-sixed by 49ers backup NT Mike Purcell for a 37-yard touchdown.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 09:53:00 PM

Cowboys QB coach Wade Wilson said Brandon Weeden has been the team's most improved player this offseason.

"He just has a great understanding of the concepts, of the protections, calling the plays, all those things," said Wilson. "He’s made a big jump this year." The Cowboys showed mild interest in Shaun Hill and Matt Schaub during free agency but ultimately stuck with Weeden. Now going on age 32, Weeden was absolutely brutal in his 2014 spot start against Arizona, going 18-of-33 for 183 yards with two interceptions and a garbage-time touchdown pass to Dez Bryant.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 02:03:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Brian Hoyer
2Tom Savage
3B.J. Daniels
RB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3Jonathan Grimes
4Akeem Hunt
5Kenny Hilliard
GLB1Alfred Blue
2Jonathan Grimes
3RB1Jonathan Grimes
2Alfred Blue
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Jaelen Strong
3Josh Lenz
WR21Cecil Shorts
2Keith Mumphery
WR31Jaelen Strong
TE1C.J. Fiedorowicz
2Ryan Griffin
3Garrett Graham
4Anthony Denham
5Eric Tomlinson
LT1Duane Brown
2Andrew McDonald
LG1Xavier Su'a-Filo
2Chad Slade
C1Greg Mancz
2Dalton Freeman
RG1Oday Aboushi
2Karim Barton
RT1Derek Newton
2Jeff Adams
3Kendall Lamm