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. Assuming, that is, coach Rob Chudzinski decides to put him out there. Weeden visited a hand specialist on Thursday and was told there no further damage and that he doesnt need an operation. Chudzinski said it was "highly unlikely" Weeden will need surgery and that his status will be re-evaluated next week. "As soon as hes cleared well have to evaluate what status he is, whether hes 100 per cent or 80 or 90," he said Friday. "Well play it by ear as it goes." Weeden was not available for comment. As practice wrapped up inside the teams indoor field house, Weeden, wearing a black immobilizing brace on his right hand, shagged footballs as quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Jason Campbell took turns trying to hit the goal posts crossbar from 50 yards. Weeden injured his thumb in the fourth quarter of last weeks 14-6 loss at Baltimore. He smashed his thumb on the helmet of left guard John Greco while throwing a pass and had to leave the game for treatment and X-rays. Campbell played the Browns final offensive series as they dropped to 0-2. On Wednesday, Chudzinski surprisingly named Hoyer, who had been listed as Clevelands No. 3 quarterback since the start of training camp, as his starter for Sundays game against the Minnesota Vikings. Chudzinski said he picked Hoyer over Campbell because "where were at offensively now, the things that the does well fits what we need." Chudzinski then added that Weedens starting job was not guaranteed when he returned, yet another startling development later trumped by the Browns trading star running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts for a first-round draft pick next year. Weeden seemed stunned to learn his job wouldnt be waiting for him when he got back, and the second-year QB tried to downplay the significance of Chudzinskis comments. "I dont worry about that stuff," he said. Chudzinski said Friday that he has spoken to Weeden about the situation and the 29-year-old understands the situation. Chudzinski said even if Weeden returns earlier than expected, it would have no bearing on which quarterback plays. "Well, not really," Chudzinski said. "Were just going to take it week by week and see where hes at and where were at. Hes played two games, Id love to see more of him." Weeden has completed 47 of 86 passes for 516 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. He has never gotten the full support from Clevelands new regime, which may have shown its intent to draft a quarterback in the first round next year by dealing Richardson for a future pick. The Browns will have 10 selections next year, enough ammunition to move up in the draft if needed. ---- NOTES: Former Browns president Mike Holmgren criticized the teams decision to deal Richardson. In a radio interview, Holmgren said he would quit as coach if his team traded its best offensive player. "Philosophically, if I am the coach and someone came in anywhere and did that, Id say OK, fire me, or Im going to quit. Or were going to both go into the owner and talk about this and then well see whos still standing." Current Browns CEO Joe Banner fired back at Holmgren. "Mikes entitled to his opinion," Banner said in a radio interview. "He ran the team for three years and was able to do what he believed in. Its our turn trying to do what we think is right. Obviously we wouldnt have done this if we agreed with his comments." ... RB Willis McGahee, signed this week, will play Sunday when the Browns meet the Vikings, Chudzinski confirmed Friday. wholesale jerseys
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