The Cleveland Browns announced Wednesday that they released former Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden.
“First and foremost, the Browns would like to thank Brandon and his agent for being true professionals," Cleveland general manager Ray Farmer said in a statement. "The circumstances in which he found himself were not easy for him or the team. After discussions with Brandon and his agent, we’d like to give him the ability to pursue other opportunities.”
Weeden, selected by the Browns in the first round in 2012, finished his tenure with the Browns with 23 touchdowns and 26 interceptions in 23 games (2012-2013). The former Cowboys standout was the 22nd overall selection in the 2012 draft.
The Browns have the No. 4 pick in the upcoming draft, and could be in the market for a quarterback, with Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) and Blake Bortles (Central Florida) among the candidates.
A few weeks ago, we proposed some potential teams Weeden could end up on in 2014. Check Cleveland off the list.