Dec 29, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell (17) looks to pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second half at Heinz Field. The Steelers won the game, 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns expected to release Jason Campbell

The Cleveland Browns are expected to select a quarterback high in the 2014 NFL Draft, but first they will need to determine what they should do with the current signal-callers on their roster — Brian Hoyer, Brandon Weeden, Jason Campbell and Alex Tanney.

Of course, it is hard to predict what the Browns will do in the offseason since they don’t event have a coaching staff, but it is being reported by ESPN Cleveland that the Browns are expected to release Campbell.

Campbell is expected to make $3.25 million in 2014, which is a price tag that is far too steep for a back up quarterback.

Tanney is unlikely to be a factor in the quarterback competition, but will likely resurface on someone’s practice squad after final cuts are made.

If the Browns do draft a quarterback as expected, then it will be down to Hoyer and Weeden to compete for the primary back up job. After looking at their play last season, Hoyer appears to be the more talented of the two quarterbacks.

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