DE Curtis Weaver
Curtis Weaver continues to be the one player that makes no sense. Everyone loves him for his potential, but his actual production is anything but desirable. He didn’t play well at all against the Giants, not making one single play during his time on the field, and this was a game that he really had the opportunity to prove his worth.
With Porter Gustin out with an injury, and Cameron Malveaux getting beat on the edge during rushing plays far too often, Weaver was given a golden opportunity against an inconsistent Giants’ offensive line to do something.
Yet, the Boise State sack legend failed to do anything, made worse by the fact that Jordan Elliot, another player on the ‘bubble’ cut list, did, in fact, make a play or two in the game. Granted the sack came in the fourth quarter, in the waning moments, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t have been Weaver instead.
Weaver didn’t play much against the Giants either, which is a sign that he’s not long for this team. Players who dominate in college don’t always translate to the pro leagues. After all, in college, you’re facing guys who may never sniff a practice roster in the CFL, let alone the NFL, so to expect every great college player to make the transition every time is a fallacy. Weaver just hasn’t shown that he’s good enough to take someone’s job on this Browns’ squad.