Browns’ Campbell and Weeden still not cleared to practice

Neither Jason Campbell nor Brandon Weeden have been cleared to practice as both quarterbacks attempt to return from concussions.

While both players have been cleared to exercise by the NFL’s concussion protocol, neither has been allowed to take reps in practice, leaving Alex Tanney and Caleb Hanie to suit up with the first team during Wednesday’s practice as the team prepares for the New England Patriots (9-3).

“One week you’re having Thanksgiving with your family, the next you’re with the Cleveland Browns,” said the recently-signed Hanie.

Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski referred to the team’s quarterback situation as “fluid” and “unique.” If neither Campbell or Weeden are available for Sunday’s game in Foxboro, the first-year head coach will have to choose between a player who has never thrown a pass in an NFL regular season game and one who has a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 3-to-10, the latter of which having been on the roster for less than one week.

The Browns are presently 11.5-point underdogs.

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  • Robbie S

    “One week you’re having Thanksgiving with your family, the next you’re with the Cleveland Browns,”

    Now there’s a quote to live in infamy.

  • MrCleaveland

    This is perfect. Even the Great Belichick won’t be able to scheme for our QB because we don’t have one. Ha haaaaa! We’re going to run it up on the Pats!

  • mgbode

    and he could have said “potential starting QB with the Cleveland Browns”

  • mgbode

    maybe our punter will be our leading rusher again. ok, that was the Saint game, but they’ll never see it coming!!!!

  • Root4Cleveland

    I’ll be roasted for this, but honestly at this point why not:

    Troy Smith or Tim Tebow – incompetent as they may be – are more competent than Weeden, Tanney or Hanie. And they’re both available.

    Literally just to get us through the season and make things interesting…hike the ball and run. With either QB you can ditch the back and use two tight-ends. Lose though we may its one thing to lose, and quite another to trot Weeden out there again to literally throw (or kick) the game away. I expect he’ll be cut the first day after the season ends so why bother?

  • Root4Cleveland

    The Browns should just punt on the first offensive play of every series. The defense has a better chance of scoring and they’re far less likely to give up points.

  • @TheDeePagel

    Ha. I was thinking the same thing…..that maybe one of my favorite quotes of all time.

  • Garry_Owen

    Is it just me, or is does that statement sound like a lament?
    One week, you’re on top of the world, the next you’re living in a van down by the river.

  • Robbie S

    I have zero problems with anyone that has experience and might have a spark.

    Tebow, Troy Smith, David Gerard, Matt freakin’ Leinart, etc… so many options. So few moves.

  • Tommy

    We’re tanking the season… isn’t that obvious. Gordon and Haden just ain’t on board yet. Although Haden’s play vs Cecil Shorts suggests otherwise.