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Browns QB Jason Campbell following concussion protocol, likely to miss this week's game

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell is taken to the locker room after being injured in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell is taken to the locker room after being injured in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden jogs off the field after a 27-11 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden jogs off the field after a 27-11 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)  (The Associated Press)

Browns quarterback Jason Campbell is following the NFL's protocol on head injuries and will likely miss this week's game against Jacksonville.

Campbell sustained a concussion in Sunday's loss against Pittsburgh when he was slammed in the head by blitzing Steelers cornerback William Gay on a sack in the third quarter. Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said Campbell was at the Browns' training facility on Monday before being sent home. Chudzinski said Campbell has not yet been ruled out against the Jaguars, but indicated Brandon Weeden will probably start again for the Browns (4-7).

Weeden, who began the season as Cleveland's starter, replaced Campbell and was booed by Cleveland fans as he came on the field.

Chudzinski believes Weeden still has confidence — and his teammate's backing — despite his shaky status. Chudzinski also said there's "a good chance" the Browns will sign another quarterback this week.

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