BEREA -- The Browns say quarterback Brandon Weeden will not play in the final pre-season game against the Bears. Quarterback Colt McCoy will start instead.
Head Coach Pat Shurmur said Weeden and many of the first-team starters will sit out the game to rest up for the season opener on September 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Browns are 2-1 heading into Thursday's final pre-season game at Browns Stadium.
The game can be seen locally on WKYC-TV 3 at 7:30 p.m.