Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden bounced back from the concussion he suffered Sunday in the Browns’ 20-14 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers and showed no ill effects during practice Wednesday, coach Pat Shurmur said today.
“He went through practice, did everything, looked fine, looked good,” Shurmur said.
Shurmur indicated Weeden took all the snaps with the first-team offense, even though he was listed as limited on the injury report.
“There’s rules regarding it, and we want to make sure we follow them,” Shurmur said. “And we tend to overdo it sometimes. But he’s coming back from an injury that he suffered on Sunday, so we need to make note of the fact that he’s been injured.”
Shurmur said backup quarterback Colt McCoy didn’t receive any reps with the starters.
“No, Colt handled all the scout-team work like he normally does,” Shurmur said. “Nothing different.”
Return on horizon?
Dimitri Patterson, the team’s top nickel corner, returned to practice after missing the past six games with a left high-ankle sprain and a torn ligament. Patterson said he’s preparing to play Sunday. However, Shurmur said he’s not sure whether Patterson will be ready.
“He did some things [during practice],” Shurmur said. “He’s gonna do more today, so we’ll see. It’s too early to tell.”
Wide receiver/return man Josh Cribbs (shoulder/chest) and free safety Usama Young (concussion) sat out practice for the second consecutive day.
Special-teams ace Ray Ventrone (calf) practiced today for the first time since Nov. 14. He has missed the past two games.