Browns showing interest in Weeden

The Cleveland Browns have interest in Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden, perhaps enough interest to use the 22nd overall pick in the first round on him, says the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Weeden, 28, is a lot older than most rookies, but says he would love the opportunity to come in and compete with current Browns starter Colt McCoy in Cleveland.

"I know Colt had a good year last year, and he's a good football player," Weeden said. "But I'm a competitor, and I want to play as soon as possible. I'd be excited about the opportunity to come in and compete with him and see how things pan out."

Weeden is also impressed with the Browns organization, including team president Mike Holmgren, who has a good track record with quarterbacks in the past like Joe Montana, Steve Young and Brett Favre.

"His track record in this league is incredible," Weeden said. "He's worked with a lot of great quarterbacks and won so many games as a head coach. But he was also a straight shooter and very honest. I can see why he's had so much success."

The Browns also hold the fourth pick in the draft and have a number of options at that spot, including Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

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