Browns to start Jason Campbell on Sunday against Patriots

Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell (concussion) has been cleared to start for Sunday’s Week 14 game against the New England Patriots.

Campbell was forced out of the Browns’ Week 12 game after sustaining a concussion in what would eventually be a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The play in question resulted in a fine being assessed to Pittsburgh conerback William Gay, despite a penalty not being called during the game. The Browns brought in quarterbacks Alex Tanney and Caleb Hanie in the event that Campbell (or teammate Brandon Weeden) would not be cleared by the NFL’s protocol on concussions, but it appears that one of them, likely Hanie, will serve as a back-up on Sunday. Weeden has already been ruled out for Sunday’s game.

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.

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  • Rudy

    I’ve seen quite enough of Jason Campbell in a Browns uniform. For entertainment value alone, I’d go with Tanney – the D3 practice squad pickup with no NFL experience against the greatest QB of his generation. Belichick will know exactly what he has to do to contain Campbell (not much). Tanney is the wild card. Go for it, Chud.

  • RGB

    Better Oldalicious, than Interceptalicious, I guess.

  • Kildawg

    At least the Browns stand a miniscule chance at the upset. Not holding my breath since Belichick hasn’t lost at home to a team under .500 in 13 years…

  • LaundroMat

    There’s no good reason to start Campbell. Might as well try Throwalicious or the other guy to see whether there’s a star-in-waiting in either of them. I mean, I doubt it, but we know there’s not in Campbell.

  • saggy

    damn. wanted me some Throwalicious

  • New England Patriots



    And playing the Pats in November or December over the last several years = INSTANT DEATH

  • Wow

    I was hoping for some comic relief on offense, oh well.

  • Kildawg

    Think that #TankStrong should be revived just only for the 2013 Browns. Banner’s savvy moves have me wondering how much more effective he will be with the 2014 draft.