Berea, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Cleveland Browns coach Rob Chudzinski
announced Wednesday that Jason Campbell will start at quarterback against the
Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
The decision to make a switch at quarterback comes just days after Brandon
Weeden dropped to 0-4 as a starter this season with a 31-13 loss to the
Packers on Sunday.
Weeden started the first two games of the season before hurting his thumb. The
Oklahoma State product sat out the next two games as Brian Hoyer took over
The 30-year-old Weeden was forced back into action when Hoyer suffered a torn
ACL in Week 5 against the Bills.
On Sunday against Green Bay, Weeden completed just 17-of-42 passes for 149
yards, one touchdown and an interception.
Weeden had a rough rookie season in 2012, completing just 57.4 percent of his
passes for 3,385 yards with 14 touchdowns and 17 interceptions for a 5-11
Campbell signed with the Browns this spring after playing six games with one
start for Chicago last year. He completed 32-of-51 passes for 265 yards with
two touchdowns and two interceptions as the primary backup to Jay Cutler.
The 31-year-old Campbell was selected with the 25th overall pick of the 2005
draft by Washington and spent his first five seasons with the Redskins before
heading to Oakland for two years.
Campbell draws the difficult task of facing the league's best pass-rushing
team in the Chiefs, who lead the league with 35 sacks.
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