Even though X-rays were negative on Brandon Weeden's thumb, the Browns will continue to take a closer look.
Chris Mortensen of ESPN stated an MRI is still to come and Brandon Weeden's status is in jeopardy for Week 3, thank God!
Weeden is on pace for the same garbage season he had last year.
One would assume, now in year two, Weeden would start to show some type of improvement. In two weeks that hasn't been the case.
Last season Weeden completed only 57.4% of his passes and ended up with more interceptions (17) than touchdowns (14). This season it's even worse, as he's completed 54.7%, throwing three interceptions and zero touchdowns.
If Weeden is unable to go, and the Browns choose to take a step in towards the future, it may be time for Brian Hoyer to take the reins. Recent NFL prediction lines have the Browns as 6-point underdogs this week.
General Manager Mike Lombardi has already expressed that Brian Hoyer, then of the Patriots, had starting potential. In fact, back in 2011 on the NFL network Lombardi stated "I think Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett are starters. I've said this many times: If I would have taken the GM job of the 49ers, I would have gone after Brian Hoyer, because I think he has all the traits and characteristics. If I were the Cleveland Browns, I'd rather have Brian Hoyer behind center than Colt McCoy."
Right now it's unclear whether the replacement would be Jason Campbell or Brian Hoyer, but either way it can't be much worse.