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Browns quarterback Jason Campbell embracing chance to start again


FILE-In this Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 file photo shows Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell (17) scrambling before being sacked by the Baltimore Ravens in the first quarter of an NFL football game. Campbell was hoping to resurrect his career when he signed with the Browns. (AP Photo/David Richard, File) (The Associated Press)

Browns quarterback Jason Campbell has never sought the spotlight. It's found him anyway.

After beginning the season as a backup and being passed over when Brandon Weeden was injured, Campbell is starting for Cleveland. Following two strong performances, he has the Browns (4-5) on the precipice of a playoff push.

It's been a personal comeback for Campbell, who was playing the best football of his career two years ago with Oakland when he broke his collarbone against the Browns. The 31-year-old spent a forgettable 2012 season backing up Jay Cutler in Chicago before signing as a free agent with the Browns in March.

He's experienced highs and lows, but the soft-spoken and well-liked Campbell has never changed. Teammates and coaches have admired his steadiness and point to Campbell's composure as a driving force behind the Browns' resurgence.


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