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Brandon Weeden is in an odd little conundrum right about now. Truthfully, I really just wanted to use the word “conundrum”.

Weeden is stuck in the middle between what the old coaches wanted, and what the new coaches want. Now, of course, the old guys don’t matter.

Every time the new guys — led by head coach Rob Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner — speak publicly in any format regarding Weeden, their words will be scrutinized by guys like me. Hi.

So, what say you now about Weeden, Chud?

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Any news that doesn’t involve the Harbaugh’s and Ray Lewis will receive special status today. The Cleveland Browns have skipped the line to the front, thanks to new head coach Rob Chudzinski and his carefully worded response to a question posed by the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot.

Chud — so good — has moved quickly, hiring Norv Turner and Ray Horton as his coordinators — those are two great hires. Turner and Chud prefer a vertical passing game that rely on one-back sets and production from the Tight Ends.

Though Chud’s statement was anything but reassuring, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Weeden get one more year in Cleveland. This year’s draft class is quite weak — starting over in hopes of getting it right at the wrong time is something the Browns have done with little success the past decade. Joe Banner & Co. would do well to give Weeden one more shot.

Don’t look now, but the Cleveland Browns have won two straight games and they appear to be making strides as a young team. They had five plays of 20 or more yards against the Oakland Raiders in Week 13 and they forced another turnover, their ninth in two weeks. I know what you’re thinking: “they beat the Raiders,” but a win is a win is a win. During this most recent win, the Browns were able to dismantle the Raiders’ pass coverage with multiple big plays, including one that really intrigued me: a 22-yard reception by tight end Ben Watson.

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According to Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur, QB Brandon Weeden will be practicing this week and may suit up for the Browns game against the Raiders on Sunday afternoon.

Weeden suffered a concussion late in the fourth quarter of the Browns’ week 12 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers after being hammered into the left knee of teammate Joe Thomas.

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Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden has been taken to the locker room after taking a teammate’s knee to the head.

Colt McCoy was warming up on the sidelines with Cleveland up by six in the final minutes of their game against Pittsburgh. On the day, Weeden had completed 17 passes on 26 attempts for 158 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

His return to the game is being listed as doubtful.

Brace for it. Before it whithers off into the cold winter wind amid shrieks of Black Friday glutton grabs, the bye week is unleashing its vengeful wrath once more. This time, with fury and feeling.

With the exception of one team that’s out this week, there actually aren’t that many significant bye week problems to worry about. But it’s one player on that one team that will be a really serious, painful problem, and cause straining desperate reaching among his deep league owners.

His name is Tom Brady, and you might know him.

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(*Licks finger, raises it in the air*) Yuuuup, it’s about that time. Early-round picks are dropping, waiver claims for their backups are failing, and fear is growing. It’s mid-October, do you know where your running backs are?

During this week’s trip through the murky depths of fake waiver wires we meet two running backs that you need to claim right now if you own either Maurice Jones-Drew or Trent Richardson, and a quarterback play that will make you feel pretty good about yourself.

Due to some time constraints today we had to stop one position short, and forgo an in-depth look at the tight end wire. Trust me, you’re not missing much. Desperate Fred Davis owners might be able to get lucky in a league where Jacob Tamme isn’t owned (owned in 43% of Yahoo leagues, and 67% of ESPN leagues), but your odds are much better in one of the many more leagues where Brandon Myers and his 55.7 receiving yards per game are still available (3.2% in ESPN leagues, 13% of Yahoo leagues).

Anywho, let’s do this.

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