With Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden both battling concussions last week, the Browns signed Caleb Hanie to serve as a possible quarterback for their game against the Patriots.
Campbell got cleared by doctors and made the start in the 27-26 lead and it appears Weeden is also doing better because the Browns announced that they have released Hanie. If Weeden is cleared to return this week, he’ll serve as Campbell’s backup and Alex Tanney will continue in the No. 3 role.
The Browns filled Hanie’s roster spot by signing running back Edwin Baker off of the Texans practice squad. Baker was a seventh-round pick of the Chargers in 2012 and spent most of the season on their practice squad. He was on the Broncos practice squad this year before moving on to Houston and, now, Cleveland.
Willis McGahee suffered a concussion during the loss to the Patriots so Baker could wind up active this week as a backup to Chris Ogbonnaya and Fozzy Whittaker.