News from the Browns, Jags, Rams and Vikings 10/23/13
BEREA, Ohio - For the 20th time since rejoining the league as an expansion team in 1999, the Cleveland Browns are about to have a different player at quarterback. Brandon Weeden has been benched by the Browns and replaced by backup Jason Campbell. He becomes the third quarterback to start in eight games for Cleveland, following Weeden and Brian Hoyer, who sustained a season-ending knee injury on Oct. 3.
BAGSHOT, England - The Jacksonville Jaguars are sticking with quarterback Chad Henne (HEN'-ee) for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. Henne threw for 318 yards in a 24-6 loss to San Diego, a second straight 300-yard performance. The game is being played in London's Wembley Stadium.
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Rams have signed quarterbacks Brady Quinn and Austin Davis. They were brought in after the Rams lost starter Sam Bradford to a season-ending left knee injury. Kellen Clemens, the backup the past two years, will make his first start since 2011 on Monday night against the Seahawks.
Quinn was a first-round pick by the Browns in 2007. He has bounced around and was cut by the Jets on Monday. Davis was among the Rams' final cuts before the opener. He was the third-stringer for St. Louis last year and did not play.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Josh Freeman has a concussion and Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says he will likely turn the offense back over to Christian Ponder for the game against Green Bay on Sunday night. Frazier says Freeman showed up to the facility after his first start on Monday night with concussion-like symptoms.
That means Ponder is back in after losing his starting job a month ago. Ponder started the first three games, all losses for the Vikings.