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Campbell is the man
December 6, 2013 - Mike McLain
CLEVELAND -- Browns quarterback Jason Campbell has made a quick recovery from a concussion, which means he will start when the Browns take on the New England Patriots in a road game Sunday.
That news spares Browns fans from having to watch either Alex Tanney or Caleb Hanie get the call. It also means that Brandon Weeden, who suffered a concussion against the Jaguars last Sunday, won't play. Weeden has yet to be cleared to practice.
Campbell now has the unenviable task of taking on the 9-3 Patriots, who are on their way towards another AFC East Division title. The Browns are 4-8 and a loser in six of their last seven games.
"It’s good being back with the guys,” said Campbell, who revealed that he has suffered two concussions in his NFL career. “You sit at home so long you feel like you’re missing something or being punished. It’s like I’ve been suspended from school, basically.
“I’m glad to be back out here to finish the season out and put together four great games and play the best we can. That’s the only thing we can control. Let’s see what happens."
Coach Rob Chudzinski was probably wondering what forces were in play that put him in a position to choose between either Tanney or Hanie. Not that Campbell was playing well before suffering the concussion, but he's a better option than either of the aforementioned two.
"All along the way I had no doubts that Jason wanted to get back as soon as possible,” Chudzinski said. “He’s very highly respected with the team. He cares about the guys on the team, and I know he wants to do whatever he can to help and was able to get back and have a real productive week.”
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