Dec. 23, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: Chicago Bears quarterback Jason Campbell against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Bears defeated the Cardinals 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns Not Expected to Sign Jason Campbell


Early in the free agency period, the Cleveland Browns expressed interest in free agent quarterback Jason Campbell as a back up to last year’s first-round pick Brandon Weeden. Not only would Campbell have provided the team with a solid back up, but the former first-round pick would have provided competition for Weeden and potentially made a push for the Browns starting gig.

Now, perhaps in a decision to avoid any quarterback controvery, the Browns are not expected sign Campbell.

Per the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

The Browns expressed interest in Bears backup quarterback Jason Campbell, but it’s not likely they will sign him, a source said. The Bears hope to keep Campbell (6-5, 230), a former first-round pick of the Redskins.

While the Browns could be missing out, it’s a move that may end up benefiting the Chicago Bears in the long run.

Chicago is watching key contributors bolt the team during free agency and it would have been just the latest devastating blow if they would have lost their security blanket at quarterback in the open market.

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