Browns coach Pat Shurmur has not ruled out rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden for the season finale Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Weeden sprained his right shoulder Sunday in the third quarter of the Browns' 34-12 loss to the Denver Broncos, Shurmur said today during a news conference.
The Browns, though, elevated third-string quarterback Thaddeus Lewis from their practice squad to their active roster. He would serve as Colt McCoy’s backup if Weeden sits out against the Steelers.
To make room for Lewis on the 53-man roster, the Browns placed wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi on injured reserve. Massaquoi, a second-round draft pick in 2009, appeared on the injury report last week with an injured knee and was inactive Sunday.
Massaquoi’s contract expires in March, meaning his career with the Browns might be over. He compiled 17 catches for 254 yards and started five of the nine games in which he appeared this season.