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Jason Campbell to start for Cleveland Browns

(Tony Dejak / AP) (Tony Dejak / AP)

Good news, Jason Campbell. You’ve been named the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday afternoon.

Now, the bad news: the Browns play the 7-0 Kansas City Chiefs.

Cleveland Coach Rob Chudzinski made the decision Monday night,’s Mary Kay Cabot reports, to go with Campbell over Brandon Weeden. Campbell, 31, is playing for his fourth team since being taken by the Washington Redskins with the 25th pick in the 2005 NFL draft.

“He’s been productive, given us leadership, gives us best chance,” Chudzinski said this morning.

Campbell, who was virtually indestructible playing behind a rather porous line during his years as a starter in Washington. will face a Chiefs team that ranks first in the league with 35 sacks and first with 64 passes defensed and tied for third with 10 interceptions.

This means that Campbell, who was traded by the Redskins in 2010, will be starting for Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner, fired by the Redskins as head coach in 2000.

Related: Are the Chiefs the best team in the NFL?


After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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