In the scope of this offseason, things shaped up nicely for reserve quarterback Brandon Weeden.
Weeden was released by the Browns in March, just two years after they selected him 22nd overall in the draft, and signed with Dallas less than a week later. Between Tony Romo recovering from back surgery and Kyle Orton being AWOL all offseason, this left Weeden to take a good deal of first team reps and feeling like Dallas presents just the change of scenery his career needed.
But, as ESPN Dallas’s Todd Archer points out today, Weeden isn’t the only Dallas quarterback to benefit from Orton’s absence and Romo’s limited availability this offseason. Caleb Hanie, formerly of the Bears, Broncos, Ravens and Browns, also stood to gain.
“I think it’s gone well,” Hanie said of his short time in Dallas. “Obviously you want to be perfect in everything you do, every check and throw and with 100 percent accuracy, but it’s just not realistic sometimes. You’ve just got to let things go and try to improve every way you can and take as much coaching as you can while you have the opportunity.”
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