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Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Jason Campbell injury has Raiders looking at QB options, including David Garrard (updated)


Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell broke his collarbone when tackled by Cleveland Browns linebackers Scott Fujita and Chris Gocong. (Ben Margot / AP)
Updated at 3:42 p.m.

If Jason Campbell has anything to say about it, a broken collarbone won’t keep him out the rest of the season.

Campbell intends to have surgery and hopes to return to action in six weeks, according to Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune.

Filed at 12:14 p.m.

With quarterback Jason Campbell expected to miss most of the remainder of the NFL season because of a broken collarbone, the Oakland Raiders are taking a look at quarterbacks.

Suddenly, a bunch are in the mix. The Raiders have Kyle Boller and Terrelle Pryor, the former Ohio State quarterback they took in the supplemental draft on the roster, but have reached out to free agents David Garrard and Josh McCown, ESPN reports. Yahoo reported that Carson Palmer also was a possibility, but that it is unlikely that Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown will trade the disgruntled QB. The Denver Post reported that the Broncos would be willing to consider trading the demoted Kyle Orton, something they tried unsuccessfully to do in August. The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday.


Kyle Boller replaced Jason Campbell on Sunday. (Ben Margot / AP)
Garrard was cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars just before the season opener and turned down an offer from the Miami Dolphins that did not include guaranteed salary.

“There's been a lot of speculation about me that I don't appreciate,” Garrard told ESPN. “I was going to lay low with the media, but I feel I have to protect my name. I just want to make it clear that I'm a football player, I want to be with a team and be with an organization that will be as committed to me as I will be to them.”

Pryor, a rookie, will be activated Monday after serving a five-game suspension that carried over from his Ohio State Days. After Campbell, who is in the final year of his contract, was hurt in the second quarter, Boller completed 8-for-14 passes for 100 yards in Oakland’s 24-17 victory over Cleveland.

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