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Browns not ready to name QB

BEREA, Ohio -- Training camp is over. The Browns' quarterback competition isn't.

Coach Rob Chudzinski wouldn't commit Tuesday to naming a starting quarterback for Cleveland's season opener, saying there remains a "close" battle between Brandon Weeden -- the presumed starter -- and veteran backup Jason Campbell.

Weeden has taken every snap with the starters during camp and he had a strong performance in the Browns' preseason opener last week against St. Louis. The second-year QB has made progress in Cleveland's new offense. He looks comfortable and composed. He has said and done everything right.

Chudzinski wants more.

"There's a point where I will name a starting quarterback," Chudzinski said. "I am not ready to do it yet.

Chudzinski was asked to assess the race between Weeden and Campbell, who was signed as a free agent in March.

"I think it's still close," Chudzinski said. "We are finding out every game. These games are important opportunities for guys to show what they can do."

Weeden knows he must continue to impress Cleveland's new front office, which didn't draft him and handpicked Campbell. Weeden completed 10 of 13 passes for 112 yards and a touchdown against the Rams. He will need to keep it up to keep his job.

Weeden has little doubt that he will be the one behind center on Sept. 8, when the Browns play the Miami Dolphins.

"I'm confident that I'm going to be, but I've got to prove it to the other guys, the guys upstairs that I am the guy," he said. "The only way I can do that is play well and keep continuing to get better. ... It's a competitive sport. It's a competitive position. And it being my second year, things didn't go as well as obviously I wanted them to last year. That means I have to show these guys that I can play and show these guys that I can be the man.

"It's just one more obstacle I've got to overcome, but I've just got to worry about what I can control."