When the Browns announced that quarterback Brandon Weeden had been diagnosed with a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars, they were left with just one healthy quarterback on their roster.
And that quarterback, Alex Tanney, has never played in a regular season game and has only been on the team for a week so it’s not like he’s an ideal choice to start against the Patriots in Week 14. It’s unclear whether the Browns will have another in-house option.
Weeden’s status is up in the air as he starts the league’s concussion protocol and coach Rob Chudzinski said Monday, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, that Jason Campbell has been cleared for activity in a return from a concussion. Campbell hasn’t been cleared for practice, though, and that creates uncertainty for the Browns as they prepare for their next game.
Chudzinski said that the Browns are holding off on making any decision at quarterback right now as they wait for word on the two quarterbacks, but that they’ll need to know something definitive on the injuries by the start of practice on Wednesday to put a plan into motion. Caleb Hanie worked out for the Browns last week and could be an option if the team needs to add another quarterback this week.