Browns Release Jason Campbell

The Browns have parted ways their second quarterback of the afternoon, announcing that they’ve released Jason Campbell, according to the team’s official Twitter feed. The move comes on the heels of Brandon Weeden‘s release. Campbell had been owed a $250K roster bonus if he remained on Cleveland’s roster beyond tomorrow.

Campbell, who has had stints with the Redskins, Raiders, Bears, and Browns, started eight games for Cleveland last season after Brian Hoyer went down with a knee injury. His numbers were passable, as he completed 56.8% of his 317 passes for 2,015 yards, 11 TDs, and eight interceptions. However, with a new decision-making team in place for the Browns, it appears the quarterback position will be overhauled.

With Weeden and Campbell out and Hoyer returning from that knee injury, the Browns appear likely to draft a quarterback early in May’s draft. The team also may add another signal-caller in free agency for depth purposes.

Campbell’s release frees up $3.25MM in 2014 cap space for the Browns.

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