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Jason Campbell could be available soon


A so-so veteran quarterback market could soon add another name.

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.

Campbell, a first-round pick in 2005, started eight games for the Browns in 2008.  But he won only one of them, throwing 11 touchdown passes against eight interceptions.

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.

The PFT Free Agent Hot 100 has only five quarterbacks; two of them (Matt Cassel and Chad Henne) have re-signed with their current teams.  Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez presumably will have a market for his services, if/when the Jets cut him.

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31 Responses to “Jason Campbell could be available soon”
  1. bmore44 says: Mar 9, 2014 7:07 PM

    Who cares. Im a better QB

  2. mykpfsu says: Mar 9, 2014 7:07 PM

    I’m available now, and may get more looks than Campbell.

  3. alldonesmith says: Mar 9, 2014 7:09 PM

    I don’t know why the Browns would cut him. $3m/year is a very reasonable salary for one of the top backup QBs in the NFL, especially when Brian Hoyer is your starting QB…

  4. coltzfan166 says: Mar 9, 2014 7:11 PM

    This guy is good in the right system, and to be fair, it’s not like the Browns were ever favored to win any of those games (the New England meltdown wasn’t his fault). I’d take him over Sanchez.

  5. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 9, 2014 7:11 PM

    Can’t see the field. Master of the check-down to the RB. His long balls look like punts. No sideline pass at all.

    Straight back-up material.

  6. meatcarroll says: Mar 9, 2014 7:12 PM

    Come to Seattle so you can back up Tarvaris Jackson. The reigning Super Bowl champion Seahawks can afford throwing away a roster spot on a 3rd string QB as a mercy to the rest of the league.

  7. billbrasky72 says: Mar 9, 2014 7:14 PM

    OMG Jason Campbell is available!!!! Teams are undoubtedly clawing over each other to get in line for a chance at him. Let the bidding war commence!!!!

  8. jakec4 says: Mar 9, 2014 7:17 PM

    He really wasn’t that bad despite the fact he only won one game. He had a nice chemistry going with Josh Gordon. 250k roster bonus isn’t exactly huge money, and 3 million for a place holder/ veteran backup sounds pretty reasonable.

  9. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 9, 2014 7:22 PM

    I wonder how many QBs will make the PFT All-Unemployed Team. This could be their toughest team yet.

  10. kwjsb says: Mar 9, 2014 7:28 PM

    Campbell, a first-round pick in 2005, started eight games for the Browns in 2008.

    2008 Browns QB’s Anderson, Quinn, Dorsey, Gradkowski and Cribbs,

    Not a highlight reel but no Campbell.

  11. remok9 says: Mar 9, 2014 7:36 PM

    I wouldn’t mind him backing up Nick Foles in Philly, if the price is right. Barkley is still a little ways off from being a competent back up

  12. ajgreenhof says: Mar 9, 2014 7:37 PM

    I’d like him as a backup in Cincy. Hue Jackson did wonders with him in Oakland.

  13. wayneflores says: Mar 9, 2014 7:44 PM

    The only GM stupid enough to waste money on washed up players would be
    Reggie Green Bay. McKenzie. He no doubt will screw up draft again, trade for has beens. Pitiful.

  14. nehxas says: Mar 9, 2014 7:45 PM

    Man, I was begging for Idzik to sign Campbell last year. Had his best season in a WCO and would be a perfect backup for Geno.

    Really hope he hits the open market and Idzik fixes his mistake of not going after this guy last year.

  15. wozzmann1955 says: Mar 9, 2014 7:46 PM

    But he won only one of them, throwing 11 touchdown passes against eight interceptions.

    Makes it kinda sound like he played the other teams by himself.

  16. brenenostler says: Mar 9, 2014 7:51 PM

    They should cut Weeden, not Campbell.

  17. evansvc says: Mar 9, 2014 7:56 PM

    Teams needing a veteran QB should sit down and talk to this guy….
    There are a lot worse QBs on NFL rosters that has never had the success Vince Young has had …(NFL Rookie of the Year, 2 Pro Bowls, Playoff experience and Mobility). Vince has a career winning record of 31-19…
    I hope he gets another chance even if it’s third string…

  18. ytownjoe says: Mar 9, 2014 8:09 PM

    He kept complaining how it was too cold in Cleveland. I’m sure he’ll play better in Miami or Tampa.

  19. henryjones20 says: Mar 9, 2014 8:13 PM

    would love campbell in buffalo 2 push E.J. strong arm.all u ppl hating on him,ck his stats!! has a bunch of 300 yd games on his resume’

  20. bluntsmokinskinsfan says: Mar 9, 2014 8:24 PM

    Campbell always gets the raw end of the stick. He’s not a beast, but he’s not the worst.

  21. coltzfan166 says: Mar 9, 2014 8:29 PM

    I felt like Campbell played well, despite those losses. He kept the Browns competitive in most games, similar to the way Case Keenum and Mike Glennon played this year.

  22. brownsfanincali says: Mar 9, 2014 8:37 PM

    I don’t really understand all the Campbell bashing by my fellow Browns fans …. We’ve seen many worse qbs start for the Browns, dump Weeds and keep Campbell unl

  23. deerhuntinfool71 says: Mar 9, 2014 9:01 PM

    Yea I thought Campbell really did play pretty good overall last year. A couple games he got beat up because of poor o line play. That’s not his fault. He was hooking up with gordon and cameron with consistency as the season went on and with really no running game. I would keep him and send weeden packing!!

  24. robgilman says: Mar 9, 2014 10:10 PM

    Campbell did not play for the browns in 2008

  25. bumbleb572 says: Mar 9, 2014 11:23 PM

    Campbell can go I have no problem with that. I saw a QB who really does not look like he loves to play the game anymore and is just out there for a paycheck for as long as he can get one. I do not want that guy on my team.

  26. backdapack4evr says: Mar 9, 2014 11:46 PM

    Vikings will sign him!!

  27. damcmp says: Mar 10, 2014 1:02 AM

    Hey Mike..Campbell was with Redskins in 2008

  28. ubepunkedagain says: Mar 10, 2014 10:18 AM

    Never saw a checkdown he didn’t like. He could have receivers running free over the middle of the field and for some reason, the guy does not pull the string. Almost like an uncontrollable imaginary force keeps him from throwing the ball past 10 yards.

  29. oldcracker says: Mar 10, 2014 11:05 AM

    Oh Hell, if they’re releasing Campbell over We-done, it has to be a salary cap move.

    In my opinion, I’d toss ’em both to the street.

  30. nflfolly says: Mar 10, 2014 11:26 AM

    Now’s your chance to get Mr bust. 1st round pick that sucked everywhere except when Hue in Oakland helped make him a decent QB for a bit but even then he couldn’t light it up with a great running game behind him.

  31. mcmik54 says: Mar 10, 2014 7:12 PM

    Never saw anyone give a game away quicker than Campbell did against the Bengals in Cincy this year…save the $250,000.

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