Cleveland signed free-agent quarterback Jason Campbell to a two-year contract, bringing him in to provide competition for Brandon Weeden, who had an uneven rookie season in 2012
CLEVELAND — Brandon Weeden will have to fight off a proven veteran to keep his starting job with the Cleveland Browns.
Cleveland signed free-agent quarterback Jason Campbell to a two-year contract Tuesday night, bringing him in to provide competition for Weeden, who had an uneven rookie season in 2012.
Campbell, 32, has started 71 career games for Washington, Oakland and Chicago since being drafted by the Redskins in the first round (25th overall) in 2005.
“Jason is an established leader who has started a number of games in this league and has had success,” Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said in a statement.
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BALTIMORE — When defensive end-linebacker Elvis Dumervil’s contract was terminated by the Denver Broncos on March 15 after an infamous fax-machine incident, the Baltimore Ravens swooped in to get him.
Dumervil, 29, passed his physical Tuesday and signed a five-year deal that could be worth as much as $35 million. He gets $12 million guaranteed.
Dumervil made it clear the Super Bowl champion Ravens are getting a motivated player.
“I have a chip on my shoulder. I may have a brick wall now,” he said.
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• Ex-Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o ran 40 yards in 4.69 seconds in a pro-day workout in front of scouts from 27 of 32 NFL teams. He ran a 4.82 at the scouting combine last month in Indianapolis.
• Out of the league since being cut by Buffalo before last season, ex-University of Texas standout Vince Young used the school’s pro day to throw passes in front of scouts for 30 teams. Young, 29, is enrolled at Texas and is expected to finish his degree in May.