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Ravens talked with Brandon Weeden before he signed with Cowboys, source says

The Ravens held discussions with former Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Brandon Weeden this week before he joined the Dallas Cowboys on a two-year contract Monday, according to a league source.

Weeden, 30, ultimately chose the Cowboys' $1.23 million contract and is still due a remaining $2.1 million in remaining guaranteed money from the Browns.

It's interesting that the Ravens, along with the Cincinnati Bengals, both showed interest in Weeden this week.

Ravens backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor is under contract through next season under his original $2.155 million contract.

Weeden is a classic pocket passer, while Taylor is an athletic scrambling quarterback who has been utlilized in Wildcat-style plays during which Flacco lines up at wide receiver. He has also played wide receiver.

Weeden, a 2012 first-round draft pick by the Browns from Oklahoma State, played minor league baseball before committing to football on a full-time basis. He has passed for 5,116 career yards with 23 touchdown passes and 26 interceptions in his two-year career.

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