Weeden stole the Browns’ starting job from incumbent Colt McCoy, although that’s not saying much.
He became the 11th starting QB in 13 years for the Browns, which also isn’t saying much.
Weeden set a Browns rookie record for passing yards … big deal; it’s the Browns. He was the latest to come into and eventually out of a franchise plagued by bad quarterback play.
The Bengals go defense with back-to-back picks. They signed Preston Brown in free agency to man the middle, but they needed more coverage ability and athleticism outside behind Vontaze Burfict and Nick Vigil. Jefferson will play situationally and on special teams at first.
The Seahawks are set with their starting ends, Cliff Avril and Frank Clark, but this pick helps them overcome the loss of Michael Bennett in their rotation. Green has the pop to be effective outside or inside, in the pass rush or vs. the run. He’s in the right spot to develop his natural athleticism with former USC coach Pete Carroll.
The Texans still have hopes for Nick Martin to work out at center, and they signed Zach Fulton in free agency, but Jeff Allen should be a pure swing backup. Rankin and Martin should be an interesting battle of wits and athleticism for the right to start in the middle.
Gallup isn’t exactly a direct Dez Bryant replacement, but he’s a scrappy receiver who can make big plays after the catch in the open field. Dak Prescott will be thinking more short-to-intermediate and getting the ball out of his hands quicker.
Pittsburgh placed the linebacker on injured reserved Tuesday, Dec. 12. He will obviously be out for the season, but it remains to be seen for how long he’ll be out.
I will continue to trust in Him and thank Him, because it all starts with Him. To my family: you’ve been my rock. Words can’t express how thankful I am for you Michelle, RJ, Mom, Dad, and VJ for always being there for me.
You’re my everything. To Jerome: my trainer and best friend. Thank you for being there from day 1 and every day after continuing to push me to be better every day. I’d like to thank Dr. Okonkwo, Dr. Harrington, Dr. Maroon, and Dr. Schroeder for their amazing work on my procedure and continuous care. I can’t appropriately express how grateful I am for how quickly you’ve helped me bounce back. I want to thank the medical staff at UPMC for their amazing care, support and therapy they have given me- especially Joe, Nikki, Karolina and Dani.
I know the staff will continue to help me find a way to keep on pushing as we continue therapy. The support from my teammates has been truly amazing. From former players to current players and their families- they have helped me and my family day to day with visits and gifts. We can’t thank you enough. I want to thank Mr. Rooney, Coach T, Mr. Colbert, and the entire Steelers organization for the unwavering support they’ve given me.