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Browns’ Weeden suffered a sprained thumb in Week 2 abomination

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden sustained what is being called a sprained thumb on his throwing hand. The injury occurred late in the game as the Browns fell to the Baltimore Ravens for the 11th straight time, this time to the tune of 14-6.

Weeden smacked his right hand against the helmet of left guard John Greco midway through the fourth quarter. He left the field without much knowledge of the incident, giving way to reserve quarterback Jason Campbell. X-rays were negative, but Weeden would not re-enter the game.

“It was tough to put pressure on the ball,” the second-year quarterback said. “It hurts. Doesn’t feel too good.”

Weeden finished the game completing 21-of-33 passes for 227 yards and rushed twice for seven yards. Campbell is expected to start Week 3’s contest against the Minnesota Vikings in the event Weeden cannot play.

Linebacker Quentin Groves also left Sunday’s Week 2 loss early with an ankle injury. Groves went down while covering the second-half kickoff and did not return. X-rays were negative, but the off-season acquisition reportedly left the stadium in a walking boot and using crutches. Rookie Barkevious Mingo would likely see increased snap counts in the event Groves is forced to miss time.

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  • JHop

    Time for everyone to get on the Josh Freeman train! The Browns could easily acquire him using one of those picks we traded up for in this year’s draft. Certainly wouldn’t mind parting with a 4th rounder if it meant no more Weeden.

  • mgbode

    you mean, get him right now?

    if in the offseason, then I’d hope only as a backup. I’m completely on board of getting one of the QBs entering the draft. Bridgewater, Boyd, Hundley (though all likely top10 picks).

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I hope it’s not his hitch-hikin’ thumb!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Um doesn’t look like a top 10 pick will be a problem at all! The real problem is the same problem that has existed since 1999 and that is drafting the right QB. Based on the offseason and two games I have about as much confidence in the newest regime as I did in the last and that starts from ownership on down.

    On the bright side Jimmy Haslam is getting to see how his customers for Pilot Flying J felt with the product he purchased from Randy Lerner. Sorry Jimmy no rebate for you!

  • JHop

    I guess it comes down to whether or not we’ve officially decided that best route to go for the rest of the season is the exit marked as “tanking”. I’m fully in support of that plan, and I would add Marcus Mariota to the top of that list ahead of Bridgewater.

    If we don’t think we should tank, then shedding a mid-round pick for Freeman would be a great strategy to take. We know he can perform (as he showed two seasons or so ago), but has been suffocated by Schiano’s antics. His big size and big arm fit well with Chud and Norv’s system too.

  • Jack

    What an annoying headline. Quality journalism.

  • JK

    Johnny Football…?

  • JK

    I don’t think the Browns need to “tank”

  • Natedawg86

    What about the Oregon dude?

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Mariota ahead of Teddy B. no way!!!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    That’s Mariota.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    You are right Scott was generous using the word abomination.

  • Return of the (Alex) Mack

    TEBOW TIME??? just kidding