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Weeden Holds No Grudge Against Browns

QB Brandon Weeden was cut by Cleveland this offseason after two years

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    A lot of times, when a player is released from a team, they hold an obvious grudge against that team--one that, they’ll tell you, helps motivate them. Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden, who was released by the Browns earlier this offseason, is not one of those players.

    "Those scars have healed," Weeden said, per ESPN Dallas. "I'm good. I don't worry about it. I enjoyed my two years, met some good buddies, I've moved on and I'm excited to be here and excited for the opportunity."

    It’s looking more and more likely that Weeden, the 22nd overall pick in 2012, will begin the year as Tony Romo’s backup. Kyle Orton never showed up for last week’s mandatory minicamp, and has reportedly told the team that he’s leaning toward retirement.

    "But that's not why I go out here every day," Weeden said. "I go out here every day to get better and build on what I have done the last two years. It's not about saying I'm going to be the backup. That takes care of itself. If you play well and you prove to guys around you and the coaching staff, things will fall into place. That's my main focus."

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