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Browns QB Brandon Weeden on rookie contract: 'We’re working. It takes two sides, though'

By Nate Ulrich Published: June 29, 2012

Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden has yet to sign his rookie contract, and he appears to be getting antsy about the situation.

Weeden and other members of the Browns’ 2012 draft class participated this morning in the NFL Rookie Symposium PLAY 60 Youth Football Clinic in Berea. The Browns have signed nine of their 11 picks from this year’s class.

Weeden, the 22nd overall pick, and running back Trent Richardson, the third overall selection, are the exceptions. Both are expected to become immediate starters.

When asked for an update about the status of his contract, Weeden said, “What’s the politically correct answer here? I wish it was done, but I don’t know. It’ll get done. We’re working. It takes two sides, though.”

On June 11, Weeden told the Beacon Journal he would sign before training camp.

Is he still confident that will be the case?

“I hope so,” Weeden said.

As for Richardson, he reiterated he’s waiting for the top two overall picks, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, to sign before completing his deal.

“For me, I think I’m really just waiting on one and two to get done,” Richardson said. “Then when the big guys get done, I can sign.”


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