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Browns Preseason: Brandon Weeden Hopeful For Quick Success

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden, who will turn 29 during his rookie season, told The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday that he hopes to have the Browns in the playoffs before his 30th birthday:

What comes first, your 30’s or a Browns playoff appearance?

"Hopefully a Browns playoff appearance. I was talking to Seneca Wallace and I said I’m kind of dreading the 30′s. Everybody already wants to talk about my age and that’s all they want to talk about so it’s got to get worse when I turn 30. I’m dreading it. (But you have to make the playoffs then this year. You’re turning 29.) Yeah well that is true. That’s a good point but best case scenario I think definitely make the playoffs first and then we will worry about the 30th birthday a couple of years down the road."

Weeden was selected with the 22nd pick in this year's NFL Draft out of Oklahoma State. Weeden was officially named Cleveland's starting quarterback earlier this month.

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