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

Browns Jason Campbell expected to start, provided he pass independent concussion test

After being cleared for practice but not for contact, Jason Campbell took all of the first team reps when the Cleveland Browns were on the practice field.  The expectation is that he will start at quarterback, but he still does need to pass a concussion test from an independent doctor before he can play.  The Browns go on the road to play the New England Patriots this week.

Campbell suffered the concussion against the Pittsburgh Steelers when William Gay hit him in the head; a play that did not draw a flag, but should have, and was later fined.  Last week against the Jacksonville JaguarsBrandon Weeden suffered a concussion and is expected to be out this week.  As a result, when the Browns practiced yesterday, their quarterbacks were Alex Tanney and Caleb Hanie, both recently having been signed.

The Browns are taking on a motivated Patriots team at home trying to secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs.  The Browns have fallen flat in the standings as the air has been taken out of the offense in the last several weeks, giving opponents points in each of the past three weeks.  Campbell would give them the best chance to win of the available options.

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