Injury report for Dec. 6, 2013
Out: Quarterback Brandon Weeden (concussion, knee). Questionable: Inside linebackers Tank Carder (shoulder) and Craig Robertson (knee) and tight end MarQueis Gray (hamstring). Probable: Quarterback Jason Campbell (concussion), right offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz (toe), running back Willis McGahee (knee), punter Spencer Lanning (left knee) and outside linebacker Paul Kruger (finger).
Did not practice: Weeden. Limited participation: Carder, Robertson and Gray. Full participation: Campbell, Schwartz, McGahee, Lanning and Kruger.
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Browns coach Rob Chudzinski met with reporters today. Here is a transcript from the news conference:
Opening statement: “I’ll give you an injury update to start out with. (QB) Jason Campbell has been cleared to play the game. He’s had a good two days of practice, been very sharp, and he’ll be our starter for this weekend. We’ll discuss as a staff this afternoon as far as the backup situation, and we’ll let you know on Sunday as far as that goes.
“We have a proud group of competitive guys. They’re excited about going up to Foxborough, this opportunity that we have. We’ve had spirited practices, and the guys have really had a lot of energy this week. There’s been a real good sense of urgency and fire that I’ve seen from this team. We want to win, we’ve worked hard to prepare and we’re excited about this challenge and opportunity that we have this weekend.”
On being excited to have Campbell start: “We’re excited about that obviously and getting two days in and, as I mentioned, he’s very sharp in those two days of practice. We’re looking forward to getting him back out on the field.”
On if Campbell starting has given the team a lift: “I’ve really been impressed with the team all week long. The type of guy Jason is and the leadership that he brings certainly gives us a boost, as well.”To read more or comment...
Browns quarterback Jason Campbell will start Sunday on the road against the New England Patriots, coach Rob Chudzinski announced this afternoon following practice.
Campbell said he suffered a concussion Nov. 24 against the Pittsburgh Steelers when cornerback William Gay whacked him in the face mask, not when his helmet his the ground a split-second later.
Campbell didn’t return to practice until Thursday. He practiced again today, and an independent neurologist cleared him to play against the Patriots.
“I feel good, I feel great,” Campbell said today after practice. “Our training staff has done an outstanding job taking the protocols seriously and making sure that before you get back out on the field that you’re 100 percent ready to go. I feel good, I feel great. I had a great two days of practice.”To read more or comment...