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Former Browns quarterback Jason Campbell strikes deal to join Bengals, according to report

By Nate Ulrich Published: March 19, 2014

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The Browns cut quarterback Jason Campbell last week, but he’ll continue his NFL career in Ohio. He’ll also stay in the AFC North, which assures him two matchups against the Browns next season.

Campbell struck an agreement on a one-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported tonight. Financial terms were not immediately disclosed.

The Browns released Campbell and fellow quarterback Brandon Weeden on March 12, when Campbell was due a $250,000 roster bonus. Campbell was scheduled to make a base salary of $3 million next season until the Browns severed ties with him. Weeden signed a two-year, $1.23 million deal with the Dallas Cowboys on Monday after he reportedly spoke to the Baltimore Ravens and Bengals.

Last year, Campbell signed a two-year deal with the Browns as an unrestricted free agent. He began the 2013 season as a backup, but Brian Hoyer’s season-ending knee injury and Weeden’s poor performances led to Campbell being thrust into the starting lineup in Week 8.

Campbell, 32, went 1-7 as a starter. He completed 180-of-317 passes (56.8 percent) for 2,015 yards and 11 touchdowns with eight interceptions and three fumbles, posting a passer rating of 76.9.

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