Browns sign other first round pick, QB Weeden

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QB Brandon Weeden's start with the Browns won't be delayed.

The rookie quarterback signed a four-year, $8.1 million contract on Tuesday, one day before he and Cleveland's other first-year players have their first practice of training camp. Only three years of Weeden's deal are guaranteed, which was thought to be a sticking point during negotiations.

With Weeden under contract, the Browns hope to have finally solved a decade-long puzzle at quarterback. Although coach Pat Shurmur hasn't named Weeden his starter, the 28-year-old is expected to be with the first-team offense from the first snap of camp. Cleveland has had 16 different quarterbacks start games since 1999.

Fantasy Impact: 

The team is expected to release Colt McCoy at some point, giving 28-year-old Weeden a chance to be the starter immediately. Weeden ranks 26th on our QB list. He most likely won't get drafted in your league as the Browns are expected to feature Richardson in their offense. He does have some potential at WR to work with, but he'll have a lot to prove before making fantasy lineups.

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