Browns’ Campbell cleared for practice, takes first-team reps

Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell took the first-team reps in Thursday’s practice, having been cleared of any potential symptoms through the NFL’s concussion protocol.

Campbell will be officially listed as “limited,” but is reportedly on track to gain full clearance prior to Sunday’s game in Foxboro against the New England Patriots. Surprisingly, Campbell was backed up by Caleb Hanie on Thursday despite reports that he was out-played a day earlier by Alex Tanney.

In five games, the 31-year-old Campbell has completed 87 of his 153 pass attempts (56.9 percent) for 933 yards, adding six touchdowns and three interceptions.

Cleveland’s other quarterback, Brandon Weeden has yet to resume practicing after sustaining a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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  • Garry_Owen

    And my dreams of trash can TDs go down in flames.

  • mgbode

    are you new to following the Browns? plenty of time and snaps left in the year.

  • Garry_Owen

    Too late. Down in flames, I said.
    Down. In. Flames.

  • Kildawg

    Hopefully the doctor that clears Campbell also says that Weeden has to retire from football. Wouldn’t put it past the cap-conscious Banner.


    Don’t things usually go “up” in flames? Is that just because it’s the Browns and things can’t possibly go up? 🙂

  • Garry_Owen

    My hopes soar like a fighter jet, and those babies distinctly go DOWN, violently, with fatal finality, in flames.

  • RGB

    But, but…I just got my Throwalicious jersey. 🙁

  • Lunch

    Just watch generation 1 of the Transformers while downing a bottle of scotch and you’ll be just fine!! 😉

  • Garry_Owen

    I’m not sure I totally get this, but it sounds terrific. I’m on board!

  • Garry_Owen

    I think you mean “capilicious” Banner.

  • mgbode

    that’s the issue with us. there’s a perfectly good eject button in front of us and we are wearing our parachute and yet we stay on board while our jet goes down in flames.

  • Garry_Owen

    I tried to pull that handle last week, but no dice. I’m pretty sure that Cleveland is a banana republic that buys their fan hardware on the black market from the lowest bidder. Those eject buttons and handles are nothing but facades.

    Now excuse me while I attempt to bash the canopy out with my knife.

    Nope. Nothing. Look out below, I’m coming through!

  • humboldt

    You should know better than to use the word “dreams” in reference to anything pertaining to the Browns

  • Garry_Owen

    In fairness, the term “dreams” includes nightmares.

  • nj0

    Only in Cleveland do people get excited that the 3rd string QB is starting over the 4th and 5th.

  • humboldt

    Now that is some rhetoric that would make Carmen Policy blush, Mr Owen! 😉

  • mgbode

    mmmmmmmmmm, bah-nah-nah

  • mgbode

    this thread makes it appear that the general consensus is more “disapppointed” than “excited”

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    I’m more “expointed” or “discited” myself….

  • mgbode

    so, you either have extrapolated points on an S-curve or are disjointed to the point you are using a Hindi term. interesting.

  • Kildawg

    Why not? Haden can be “Coverlicious” and Gordon “Catchalicious”. Chud should be “Coachalicious” as well, just for the fun of it.

  • whosevelt

    Does this mean we won’t see Tanney until the third quarter?

  • Natedawg86

    I don’t have a handle. My eject button is painted on, rather poorly I might add

  • Toddyus

    Add to this the mathematical certainty that the jet will go down in flames and our knowledge of that fact before we leave the ground.

  • eldaveablo

    I don’t know anyone who would complain about this – including Weeds.