Browns coach Pat Shurmur gave good news Wednesday, as he said quarterback Brandon Weeden has been cleared to practice from his concussion and will start Sunday versus the Raiders.
“We’re moving ahead with Brandon,” said Shurmur.
He said Colt McCoy may get a few more reps in practice, “but you get the starter ready to go,” said Shurmur.
Weeden suffered the concussion in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 20-14 victory over the Steelers when he was pulled down by linebacker Jason Worilds and banged his head on left tackle Joe Thomas’ leg.
Weeden completed 17-of-26 attempts for 158 yards, with a touchdown and an interception for a 78.7 rating. Shurmur acknowledged that Weeden needs to “clean some things” up to play better in Oakland. The offense managed only 17 off the defense’s eight takeaways.
“What’s important is for Brandon is to play a style of quarterback that leads us to victories,” said Shurmur. “He’s had some games that were good and some games that were not so good.”