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Nov 24, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell (17) throws a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Browns Jason Campbell cleared to practice, not to play yet

Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski announced in his media availability that quarterback Jason Campbell has been cleared to practice.  He still needs to be passed by an independent doctor in order to play, but this is positive news.  Campbell is recovering from a concussion suffered against the Pittsburgh Steelers when William Gay hit Weeden in the head on a blitz.  It was not flagged at the time, but Gay was later fined.

Chudzinski has not announced the quarterback that will play against the New England Patriots when the Browns travel to Foxboro this week, but this was part of the reason.  The Browns have Alex Tanney and Caleb Hanie on the roster currently in light of concussions to both Campbell and Brandon Weeden, but the Browns seemed to be holding out for Campbell to be able to play.  Weeden has not been cleared to practice to this point after suffering his concussion this past Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Combining that with the ACL tear that Brian Hoyer suffered earlier in the year, the Browns have three quarterbacks currently injured or trying to come back from injury and Hanie is the fifth quarterback the Browns have had on the roster this year.

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