CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Browns released quarterbacks Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell and picked up a defensive back, they announced Wednesday.
The #Browns have released QB Brandon Weeden, the team announced Wednesday.— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) March 12, 2014
The 30-year-old Weeden, who started with the Browns in 2012, played in 23 games in his two seasons with the team.
The team released Jason Campbell just moments after they announced Weeden's release:
“We appreciate Jason’s contributions to the Browns in 2013. He’s a respected veteran player in this league. We felt like at this time, early in the free-agency period, we would give him a better opportunity to move forward. We wish Jason the best in his future endeavors.”
Weeden was asking for a trade, we reported last month, and was officially released today.
First and foremost, the Browns would like to thank Brandon and his agent for being true professionals. 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.
Free agent Isaiah Trufant, who played 39 games and one start with the Jets, will join the Browns, the team announced.
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