Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 10/20/14
The Cleveland Browns aren’t committing to 2012 first-round draft pick Brandon Weeden as their starting quarterback, leaving the door open for veteran backup Jason Campbell. As a result, Mary Cabot Lodge of The Plain Dealer says talks of Campbell receiving a legitimate shot at winning the starting gig is more than lip service. Lodge adds that the Browns are hesitant to call Weeden their starter behind center because they want to give Campbell a real shot at winning the job. Weeden has run with the first team early this offseason, but the comments of head coach Rob Chudzinski following the NFL Draft seem to indicate that it’s going to be an open competition. "I feel good about the group. How all that plays out, we'll see and know in time. I'm excited about Brandon and the progress he's made thus far, learning the system to the point we are right now, which is still very early. I've also been pleased with Jason [Campbell] and the role he's taken on being there. We want to give these guys every opportunity to succeed and give Brandon, since you are asking about him specifically, every opportunity to succeed." Though just a year removed from being a top pick, Weeden was selected under a different regime. For this reason, it will be easier for the new coach and general manager to cut ties with him, or at least hand the position over to someone else if they feel it provides the team a better chance to win. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?
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