With that being said, which guy is not going to be here once the regular season starts. The Browns new coaching staff and front office went out and signed Jason Campbell and Brian Hoyer. I’d say those 2 guys have a strong chance of being on the team once the season gets under way.
That leaves 2 guys with question marks, the first is the obvious choice. It is difficult to imagine the Browns keeping Thad Lewis on the team. The current decision-makers didn’t bring Lewis to Cleveland and he is left over from the Pat Shurmur days.
The second is Brandon Weeden. It is just as difficult to imagine the team getting rid of Weeden before the season starts. The Browns decision-makers didn’t pick Weeden to be on this team, they kind of inherited him much in the same way they are stuck with Lewis.
When the Browns brought in Hoyer last week, people sensed some urgency in the team’s search for a clear leader for the team’s offense this season. Is Hoyer that guy? He hasn’t been able to do it since coming into the NFL and it is difficult to imagine him suddenly taking over the head single calling position with the Cleveland Browns.
This leaves the question of which guy the Browns release before the season starts. With this front office anything can happen. They are giving Weeden a shot to show what he can do so it doesn’t look like they are going to get rid of him. But I have learned never to say never.
The odd man out, probably will be Thad Lewis. Unless the Browns keep him on the team’s practice squad, I can’t see him being on this team once the regular season gets under way. The team probably starts the regular season with 3 quarterbacks on their roster and that won’t include Thad Lewis.
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