Dec 29, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell (17) warms up on the field before playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Jason Campbell to be released before Thursday


There could be another free agent quarterback hitting the market soon, Cleveland Browns’ Jason Campbell. Pro Football Talk‘s Mike Florio reports that Campbell is due a roster bonus of $250,000 on Thursday, and to avoid paying it will elect to release him instead.

From  Pro Football Talk:

Jason Campbell, former starter in Washington and Oakland, has a $250,000 roster bonus due on the third day of the 2014 league year.  To avoid paying it, the Browns would have to cut or trade Campbell before Thursday.

The Browns signed Campbell to a two-year contract in 2013.  In addition to the roster bonus, he’s due to earn a $3 million base salary.

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