The Cleveland Browns just cannot get away from Brandon Weeden, no matter how hard they try.
Weeden sustained a thumb injury earlier this season and Brian Hoyer stepped in at quarterback and turned the Browns offense around. They were 3-0 in his three starts. Hoyer then sustained a season-ending ACL injury, and the team turned back to Weeden.
After two losses, Jason Campbell was named Cleveland’s starting quarterback.
Campbell has played reasonably well, but was injured against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, and eventually carted off the field. And Cleveland was forced to rely on Weeden once again.
Campbell dropped back to attempt a pass and was sacked by Pittsburgh’s William Gay in the third quarter. Campbell fumbled on that play, and Will Allen picked up the ball and ran 49 yards, giving Pittsburgh possession on Cleveland’s 4-yard line. Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders proceeded to score on a 4-yard reception.
Campbell was injured during the sack as he took a hit in the helmet. Gay was not penalized on that play. 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was recently fined nearly $16,000 for a a roughing the passer penalty on Saints quarterback Drew Brees, so there is a possibility Gay could be fined after the NFL reviews the film.
Regardless, Cleveland is stuck with Weeden ... again.
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