With Camp­bell out, it’s Wee­den, part III

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BEREA, OHIO | The Browns are down to one quar­ter­back — one healthy, though very shaken quar­ter­back who has be­come a tar­get for Cleve­land fans.

With Ja­son Camp­bell be­ing treated for a con­cus­sion, Bran­don Wee­den, twice benched this sea­son and a light­ning rod for fan anger, will likely start this week against Jack­sonville.

Browns coach Rob Chudzin­ski said Camp­bell is fol­low­ing the NFL’s pro­to­col on head in­juries af­ter he was hurt in Sun­day’s 27-11 loss to Pitts­burgh.

Camp­bell was knocked to the ground by blitz­ing Steel­ers cor­ner­back Wil­liam Gay, who came un­blocked off the edge and de­liv­ered a blow to the quar­ter­back’s face­mask with his left hand. As he fell, Camp­bell also banged his head onto the frozen ground.

The play was not caught by ref­eree Terry McAu­lay or any­one in his crew for a penalty. Chudzin­ski, who plans to sub­mit the play to the league of­fice for re­view, said he was told by of­fi­cials dur­ing the game that they thought Camp­bell was struck in the shoul­der.

“It doesn’t seem like they miss that call very much,” out­side line­backer Paul Kruger said Mon­day.

Camp­bell has not been ruled out of this week’s game, but Chudzin­ski said “chances are” Wee­den, who be­gan the sea­son as Cleve­land’s starter, will get the nod against the Jaguars.

Wee­den is the only quar­ter­back on Cleve­land’s ros­ter, but Chudzin­ski said the Browns (4-7) will likely add a backup in the next few days. Teams typ­i­cally work out play­ers on Tues­day be­fore sign­ing them.

The team will re­port­edly bring in free agent Caleb Hanie for a try­out. A for­mer backup with Chicago and Den­ver, the 28-year-old was re­leased by Bal­ti­more be­fore the sea­son.

Camp­bell came to the Browns’ train­ing fa­cil­ity Mon­day be­fore he was sent home. 8 min­utes 22 sec­onds left in the third quar­ter Sun­day.

Rodgers has not played since he broke his left col­lar­bone Nov. 4 against Chicago

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Tight end Jor­dan Cameron stands over Ja­son Camp­bell af­ter the Cleve­land QB was hurt in the third quar­ter Sun­day.

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