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Owner Jimmy Haslam told reporters today the Browns will have a quarterback competition this year, meaning the organization will likely acquire someone to square off against incumbent starter Brandon Weeden in the offseason.
Last week during offensive coordinator Norv Turners introductory news conference, Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said its premature to label Weeden the teams starting quarterback for the 2013 season.
Haslam reaffirmed the new regimes stance this morning while attending a news conference in New Orleans that recognized Browns left tackle Joe Thomas and the other finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.
I think Norv and Chud have been very open that they like a lot of what Brandon [Weeden] does, Haslam told reporters today in New Orleans. But were going to have competition at that position. And I think competition makes us all better, and we'll see where that competition comes from.
It could come from free agency, a trade or the draft. Haslam said Mike Lombardi, the teams vice president of player personnel, CEO Joe Banner and the coaching staff are preparing for free agency, which begins at 4 p.m. March 12.
Theyre studying, Haslam said. I think we have a pretty good feel for what our needs are. Theyre going to look at free agency, and theyre going to look at the draft. I think well be selective in what we do in free agency, but if theres some talent out there that matches our needs and its at the right dollar level, then I think well probably make some moves. I dont think youll see us make any big, splashy, high-priced moves because I think weve said all along were going to build through the draft.
Source: Akron Beacon Journal
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