Browns sign QB Campbell

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If Jason Campbell was looking to compete for a starting job, he might have found the best possible opportunity, signing a two-year contract with the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday.
Campbell has 71 career starts since he was drafted 25th overall by the Washington Redskins in 2005, including stints with Oakland and last season in Chicago as Jay Cutler's backup with the Bears.
"Jason is an established leader who has started a number of games in this league and has had success," said first-year head coach Rob Chudzinski. "He brings us a veteran presence and a good set of physical tools. He played in a similar system when he was in Oakland and that will help in his transition."
The Browns are not fully committed to 2012 first-round pick Brandon Weeden, and Chudzinski expects competition for the starting job yet again in training camp. That's nothing new in Cleveland, where 11 quarterbacks have started the past 14 season-openers.
Campbell was a starter for his first five seasons in the NFL and was traded to the Raiders in 2010. He did not crossover with current Browns GM Mike Lombardi, who left the Raiders' senior personnel executive position in 2008.

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