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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.

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30 Responses to “Browns release Jason Campbell, too”
  1. 13x Offseason World Champions says: Mar 12, 2014 4:37 PM

    Wow, that’s two QBs in the past couple of hours that would both be upgrades in MN. Spielman really blew it this time.

  2. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 12, 2014 4:38 PM

    I think the next quarterback the Browns will add has the last name of Football.

  3. suckleague says: Mar 12, 2014 4:38 PM

    Save them Rex.

  4. shaggymarrs says: Mar 12, 2014 4:38 PM

    I should write out my will before they sign Grossman. I don’t want to die laughing and leave my family hanging.

  5. lowercasejay says: Mar 12, 2014 4:39 PM

    Drafting a QB or bringing in Grossman or Vick? With the commitments they just made to all those free agents they need to upgrade fast. They’ll get one of the top draft QBs but may want to also bring in Grossman.

  6. rymurphy617 says: Mar 12, 2014 4:39 PM

    I feel like Campbell always gets the short end of the stick. Hes a solid backup with the potiental to win a few games. He will find a home.

  7. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 12, 2014 4:40 PM

    Draft Room Browns 2012

    “Hey Mike let’s trade for RGIII, we will improve substancially and then that way we can build the team around A future hall of Fame QB!”

    “No! Let’s keep the picks and draft Richardson and Weeden.” as he combed his mustache.

    - How to destroy a franchise by Mike Holmgren.

  8. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 12, 2014 4:41 PM

    So why did they hold on to Campbell until the last minute? Probably another case where they thought they could trade him and then realized they were totally wrong and had misgauged the value of the player. That seems to happen a lot in this league and pretty darn sad when you take your top 2 QBs from the previous year and have to throw them into the garbage. That’s not what professional football is supposed to be about. And taking too long to admit you have garbage to dispose of isn’t a good look either.

  9. theclink12 says: Mar 12, 2014 4:42 PM

    Rex Grossman???

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    Josh Gordon must be really pleased to hear that.

  10. jeremycrowhurst says: Mar 12, 2014 4:45 PM

    Somebody in Cleveland is finally making some decisions that make some sense.

    It can’t possibly last, can it?

  11. nfl4dummies says: Mar 12, 2014 4:46 PM

    Both in a span of an hour? Could there be a Trifecta coming. *** Note to Hoyer; whatever you do – DON’T ANSWER THE PHONE!

  12. bigblu73 says: Mar 12, 2014 4:47 PM

    If you cut Jason Campbell to pick up Rex Grossman someone should be fired, IMMEDIATELY!!!

  13. doubleogator says: Mar 12, 2014 4:47 PM

    Any doubt they take a QB in Round 1?

  14. coltzfan166 says: Mar 12, 2014 4:49 PM

    So their only QB is a guy still recovering from ACL surgery? Got it.

  15. believeland2014 says: Mar 12, 2014 4:49 PM

    Manzie! Please with the first pick.

  16. audient says: Mar 12, 2014 4:49 PM

    Two for one day in Berea!

  17. Big Ant TV says: Mar 12, 2014 4:51 PM

    Please cut hoyer

  18. smokedawg05 says: Mar 12, 2014 4:53 PM

    Why lets give McNabb a call while were at it and get Tebow on the horn for good measure!

  19. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 12, 2014 4:54 PM

    ^
    Not answering the phone when a GM is trying to cut you is a good way to get fired via social media!

    (User BrassBallsGM has changed status from “Married to You” to “You are Dead to Me”)

  20. smokedawg05 says: Mar 12, 2014 4:55 PM

    Better yet lets use both our first round picks on QB’s!!

  21. pascalswager42 says: Mar 12, 2014 4:56 PM

    Good.

    The biggest twist of irony going forward would be signing Mark Sanchez, after trading that pick to the Jets for a whole bunch of Mangini roster-filler.

  22. pilot2011 says: Mar 12, 2014 4:59 PM

    That leaves them with Armanti Edwars as their best QB.

    (that isn’t a bad thing… I begged for him to start here in Carolina during the Jimmy Clausen era.)

  23. kwjsb says: Mar 12, 2014 5:00 PM

    Good move, Weeden played better.

  24. rainsarge says: Mar 12, 2014 5:00 PM

    Kyle loves him some Sexy Rex.

  25. kane337 says: Mar 12, 2014 5:01 PM

    How are those picks the Browns got from the Falcons for Julio Jones? Falcons win

  26. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 12, 2014 6:38 PM

    Poor Browns fans. Get the short end of the stick every year with no end in sight.

  27. mymanmccoy says: Mar 12, 2014 6:47 PM

    Thank-you God! I’m so sick and tired of both of these incompetent fools in a Browns uniform. They can’t leave town fast enough for me. Onward with the Factory of Gladness!

  28. buckeyegeorge says: Mar 13, 2014 7:40 AM

    Rex Grossman? Really? I realize that everyone on the Browns is hoping for Johnny Football but he will be gone by our pick. I would not touch Bridgewater with a ten foot pole. That leaves Bortles who should have staying in school for another year. Get ready for another year with no qb.

  29. slimjim101 says: Mar 14, 2014 12:17 AM

    I’m not a browns fan but I just don’t get it. 250k for a above decent qb with starting experience, after all the time and money you have wasted in the past. Seems like your organization has far bigger problems than just qb. Outsider looking in, your going to waste more money and time on a unknown dependability backup qb then just kept the guy you had. I don’t get it.

  30. oldcracker says: Mar 14, 2014 1:06 PM

    I’m wondering how bad Vince Young & Tim Tebow must be while guys like We-done, Campbell, McCoy, Quinn, Ponder, Freeman, T.Jackson, Gabbert, Sanchez, and Geno Smith were paid for being NFL quarterbacks.

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