Browns name Brandon Weeden the starter

The Cleveland Browns have made an announcement that comes as no surprise: Brandon Weeden is their starting quarterback.

Weeden started as a rookie last season and had a respectable year.

Weeden didn't have much confidence for the job with Jason Campbell signed this offseason.

Weeden has had a strong preseason, by all accounts, in offensive coordinator Norv Turner's system.

He has completed 18 of 25 passes for 229 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.

"Brandon has earned this job," Browns coach Rob Chudzinski told Cleveland reporters today. "He's gained my complete trust. I felt like the timing was right.''

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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