Browns release Jason Campbell, too

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The Factory of Sadness has made Browns fans a little more happy by firing a pair of key assembly line workers.

First it was Brandon Weeden, a failed first-round pick in 2012 who desperately wanted out.  Now, it’s veteran Jason Campbell, who was due to be paid a $250,000 roster bonus if still on the team after 4:00 p.m. ET Wednesday.

The team has announced that Campbell has indeed been cut.

Campbell, a first-round pick of Washington in 2005, started eight games last year, losing seven.  But he has shown that he can still be a competent backup quarterback, and he should get an opportunity to land on a depth chart somewhere — especially since there aren’t 32-times-three competent quarterbacks to go around.

The only quarterback currently on the roster are Brian Hoyer and Alex Tanney.  Look for that to change soon, possibly with the acquisition of long-time Kyle Shanahan pupil Rex Grossman.