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Browns Rule Out QB Brandon Weeden For Week 3, Will Start Brian Hoyer

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Browns have ruled QB Brandon Weeden out for Week 3 due to a thumb injury and will start QB Brian Hoyer in his place.

Many presumed that QB Jason Campbell would get the start given that he’s been listed as the team’s backup, however this obviously is not the case.

Wasn’t a lot of separation between all 3 of those (QBs) in preseason,” HC Rob Chudzinski said, per Steve Doerschuk. “Absolutely my decision.”

Campbell struggled in the one start he had last season with the Bears, but that was also on the road against the 49ers. The Browns may feel more comfortable with Hoyer given that in his one start he had last season he threw for 244 yards to go along with a touchdown and one interception.

Prior to the season, Weeden was drawing rave reviews and performing well in the preseason under new offensive coordinator Norv Turner. The regular season has been a different story for Weeden, as he has compiled just a single touchdown to go along with three interceptions and a completion percentage of 54.7.

With Weeden’s struggles during the regular season, there is at least a small chance that if Hoyer comes in and performs well, he could keep the starting job.

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