Campbell will not attempt an NFL comeback, Bryan Franz of 106.7 The Fan DC reports.
Campbell's tweet Wednesday was not, in fact, from his personal account, but was actually a hoax. Thus, his first snap since 2014 isn't imminent, nor is it likely to come to pass. Over the course of his nine-year career, he put together a 60.3 percent completion percentage to go with 87 touchdowns and 60 interceptions in 90 games.
Campbell relayed Wednesday that he's "ready to play again" in the upcoming campaign.
Campbell took a tour of Ohio in his last two seasons, taking his most recent snap in 2014 with the Bengals, while making his last start the previous year as a member of the Browns. Overall, his nine-year career includes a 60.3% completion percentage, 6.7 yards per attempt, and 87 touchdowns versus 60 interceptions across 90 games. If a tryout in the coming months yields an opportunity to participate in training camp, the 34-year-old would merely provide competition for the incumbent reserve quarterbacks.
AJ McCarron will be the Bengals' back-up quarterback at the start of 2015, Marvin Lewis told the media on Tuesday.
In a media appearance at the NFL Owners Meetings, Lewis said that the team may bring back last year's number-two quarterback, Jason Campbell, but he said the job is McCarron's to lose.
"AJ McCarron has everything that you want in a quarterback, a successful quarterback in the NFL,' Lewis said, per Bengals.com. "We’ll have some additions to the position that AJ will compete with and we just have to go forward that way."
The Bengals are sticking with Andy Dalton at quarterback and have no plans to bring in competition. But coach Marvin Lewis didn't exactly give Dalton a ringing endorsement.
Noting Dalton, Carson Palmer and Jon Kitna have started all but 12 of his 198 games as Cincy's coach, Lewis said he prefers the status quo.
“Fortunately, somehow I’ve got the right little thing on my shoulder that says, ‘Don’t get into a quarterback controversy,’” Lewis told the team's website. “That’s worked from Jon to Carson to Andy. It’s helped us have the success we’ve had and those guys have been good players, productive players. Even when they’ve left out of here they’ve been productive. It works.
“We have no problem with Andy Dalton as our quarterback. We don’t have time to waste time with another QB. To not continue to press forward and get Andy better and to get whoever the backup quarterbacks are better. The quarterback competition. Where has it worked? It doesn’t get you wins.”
The team hopes to re-sign Jason Campbell as Dalton's backup.
The Bengals aren't expected to draft a quarterback and are prepared to enter 2015 with the same three quarterbacks they had this season, reports the team's website. That means Andy Dalton starting, Jason Campbell backing him up and AJ McCarron as the developmental project.
“He’s our guy and we’re not going to shy away from that,” offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said of Dalton.
Added quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese: “He was better with the intangibles this year and the ball was better coming out of his hand. You could see that right away when he came back from the last offseason.”
Jackson hopes the team re-signs Campbell, an impending free agent, saying Campbell "did a sensational job in the role we asked him to play."
Bengals veteran backup quarterback Jason Campbell said Friday he can probably play in the Sunday preseason game at Arizona, per the team website. He has been dealing with a bruised throwing elbow sustained in the exhibition opener.
Campbell declared himself fine after throwing freely in practice Wednesday.
Five notable Bengals players practiced Tuesday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports: running back Jeremy Hill (shoulder), linebacker Sean Porter (knee), cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (hip), quarterback Jason Campbell (elbow) and offensive lineman Andre Smith (concussion protocol).
Bengals backup quarterback Jason Campbell threw the ball well in Monday's practice despite his bruised throwing elbow, reports the team's website. But it's unclear if Campbell will be able to play Sunday against Arizona.
Campbell missed the second preseason game and couldn't have played even if it had been a regular-season contest.
According to the team's official website, the following players will not dress for the Bengals against the Colts Saturday night: Wide receiver Marvin Jones, offensive lineman Andre Smith, defensive end Dontay Moch, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, defensive tackle Geno Atkins, tight end Tyler Eifert, quarterback Jason Campbell and linebacker Sean Porter.
Bengals quarterback Jason Campbell came away from Thursday's preseason debut with a deep bruise on his throwing arm, the team announced Saturday.
Campbell will likely be held out of practice through this week, and is unlikely to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets. Head coach Marvin Lewis expects Campbell back following that game.
With pick No. 164 in the NFL Draft, the Bengals selected quarterback A.J. McCarron from Alabama. McCarron will compete with Jason Campbell to be the No. 2 quarterback behind starter Andy Dalton.
Even though Dalton is entering the final year of his contract, McCarron is not in line to start any time soon unless Dalton leaves as a free agent, which isn't likely. McCarron had a standout senior campaign in 2013, winning the Maxwell Award (college football player of the year), the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and finishing second in the Heisman Trophy voting.
He set the Alabama record for passing yards after throwing for 3,063 yards, 28 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 13 starts. He had a 36-4 record in 40 career starts with all four losses coming to opponents ranked in the Top 15.
Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson likes new backup quarterback Jason Campbell, but he said Campbell isn't a threat to starter Andy Dalton's job.
Campbell was a starter for the Raiders when Jackson coached there.
"In no way is he supplanting Andy Dalton. I like our quarterback," Jackson said. "But Jason is a veteran guy who has played in a lot of offenses and has won a lot of games. I think he can help Andy with some of the knowledge that he's picked up. He's that kind of guy. You've got a guy in Jason where things haven't gone all that well for him lately and you've got a guy in Andy that has done well but is still trying to find a way to win in the playoffs. Between the two of them there can be some things gained there."
Free agent quarterback Jason Campbell won't have to move far to find his new home, as NFL.com reports the veteran has signed a one-year deal with the Bengals. Campbell was released last week by the Bengals' AFC North rivals in Cleveland.
Campbell started eight games for the Browns last season, tossing 11 touchdowns with eight interceptions and 2,015 yards passing. This will be his fifth NFL stop.
The Browns announced the release of quarterback Jason Campbell on Wednesday. Campbell started eight games for Cleveland last season, winning one. He threw 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions while completing 56.8 pct. of his passes.
Earlier Wednesday the team announced the release of Brandon Weeden.
Browns quarterback Jason Campbell is due a $250,000 roster bonus Thursday, which could prompt the team to release him. “Right now, I'm just anxious to know what the Browns are going to do,” Campbell told ESPN. “If I'm going to be back, I'd like to be able to prepare for that. If I'm not returning, my agent can get to work on my next move.”
Campbell threw 11 touchdowns against eight interceptions last season but Cleveland went 1-7 in his starts.
Browns quarterback Jason Campbell may have priced his way out of Cleveland this offseason.
Due to his abundance of playing time, Campbell triggered a $1 million bonus to his contract. He's set to make $3.25 million next season. Considering it's unlikely the team will use Campbell as a starter, there's a good chance he'll be let go in the offseason. Campbell started eight games with the club, compiling a 1-7 record.
Browns quarterback Jason Campbell started his eighth game Sunday, in a season-ending loss to the Steelers in Week 17.
Campbell completed 23 of 41 passes for 240 yards in the game, and added a touchdown on a 35-yard pass to Fozzy Whittaker in the fourth quarter. He added an interception, as well as one carry for 6 yards in the 20-7 loss.
Campbell was solid at times while dealing with injuries for the Browns this season> he finishes the year with a 1-7 record as a starter, and amassed 2,015 yards passing and 11 touchdowns, while throwing eight interceptions.
Browns quarterback Jason Campbell is hoping Week 17 goes better than his last matchup with the Steelers did, after he was knocked out of the teams' Week 12 matchup with a concussion.
Campbell was knocked out of the game in the third quarter, but wasn't having a great game even before the injury. That is to be expected, as the Steelers have been one of the best defenses in the league against the pass. Opposing quarterbacks are averaging just 16.9 Fantasy points per game against the Steelers, the 11th-lowest mark in the league.
After a strong start, Campbell has slowed a bit recently. He is looking to bounce back from his worst performance of the season last week, but is not much more than a low-end Fantasy option for Week 17.
Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said quarterback Jason Campbell will start the season finale at Pittsburgh despite his second straight poor performance, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. Campbell completed 41 of 79 throws for 451 yards and a touchdown with four interceptions over the past two weeks.
Browns quarterback Jason Campbell showed Sunday why his team will assuredly be looking for a replacement in 2014. He suffered through his second straight poor performance, deteriorating down the stretch in its sixth consecutive defeat.
Campbell was miserable throughout, completing just 18 of 39 passes for 178 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. He actually increased his quarterback rating to 48.9 by the end of the game after it rested at 32.3 after three quarters.
His struggles were not all his fault. Receviers Greg Little and Josh Gordon both dropped perfectly thrown passes in the end zone in the first half, but Campbell was mostly inaccurate from beginning to end. He hit on only 8 of 22 for 71 yards in the first half.
Campbell, who rushed for 21 yards on two carries, will hope to finish strong when the Browns close out another terrible season in Week 17 at Pittsburgh.
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