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Campbell played the entire first half of the Bengals' preseason finale, going 13-for-16 for 123 yards against the Colts' backups.

Campbell suffered an elbow injury earlier in the preseason, so while the results don't really matter all that much, it's clear he's healthy and ready to be Andy Dalton's backup for the start of the season.

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Campbell (elbow) will likely play in Sunday's third preseason game at Arizona, the Bengals' official site reports.

Campbell sat out last week after injuring the elbow in the first preseason game, but has been working out this week.

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Campbell (elbow) is going to try to throw this week, since the swelling in his elbow has slightly subsided, the Bengals' official website reports.

Campbell admitted that he couldn't have played last Saturday, even if the Bengals had been scheduled for a regular season game. The veteran quarterback's elbow has been swollen in recent days, so team doctors are waiting for that to improve before taking the next step in Campbell's return. On that note, Campbell reportedly felt better Monday, so some throwing exercises could occur later this week. In any event, Campbell figures to keep Cincinnati's back-up position whenever he returns.

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Campbell sat out Saturday's preseason game against the Jets with a bruised elbow.

With Campbell out, the Bengals' reserves were led by Matt Scott and Tyler Wilson, who both predictably struggled. Assuming he's healthy for the start of the season, Campbell's backup job isn't in jeopardy.

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Campbell injured the shoulder on his throwing arm during Thursday's preseason defeat at the hands of the Chiefs, the Bengals' official site reports.

Test results haven't revealed the severity of the injury, but Campbell's status for Bengals' upcoming preseason tilt next Saturday against the Jets is in flux. As a result, with two of the Bengals' four signal callers now injured -- also, rookie AJ McCarron (shoulder) -- the team added Tyler Wilson on Saturday to shore up their bases. When the QB corps is healthy, though, Campbell, the veteran, is the clear backup to Andy Dalton.

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Speaking Thursday, Bengals OC Hue Jackson made it clear new backup Jason Campbell isn't a threat to Andy Dalton's starting job.

"In no way is (Campbell) supplanting Andy Dalton," Jackson said. "I like our quarterback. ... 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." Dalton has been far from perfect in his three years on the job in Cincinnati, but will continue to have a long leash. Only injury could force Campbell into the lineup.

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The Bengals are reportedly in talks to acquire free agent QB Jason Campbell.

Campbell to the Bengals makes some sense. The 32-year-old Campbell had his best success in the NFL under Bengals' OC Hue Jackson while both were in Oakland, and Cincinnati needs a solid, veteran backup behind Andy Dalton. Campbell posted an 11:8 TD-to-INT ratio in eight starts in 2013.

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Browns released QB Jason Campbell.

Campbell was owed a $250,000 roster bonus on Thursday, but was never expected to be retained. He joins former teammate Brandon Weeden on the unemployment line. The moves are a clear sign the Browns are targeting a quarterback in the first round of May's draft, though for now Brian Hoyer sits alone atop the depth chart. Campbell and his long release were surprisingly effective at times in 2013, but were heavily managed and manipulated by OC Norv Turner. Nevertheless, he vaults to the near the top of a pitiful quarterback market.

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Jason Campbell is owed a $250,000 roster bonus on Thursday.

He's going to be released before then. Once Campbell hits the market, he'll join Michael Vick, Josh McCown, Josh Freeman, and Shaun Hill as a top-five free agent quarterback, although that isn't saying a whole lot. Campbell finished the 2013 season with an 11:8 TD-to-INT ratio across eight starts.

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ESPN Cleveland fully expects the Browns to release Jason Campbell.

Campbell, 32, triggered an escalator in his contract because he played 45 percent of the snaps this past season and is now due $3.25 million in 2014. Beat writer Tony Grossi believes that's far too high a price to pay for a guy who was 1-7 as a starter and complained about the cold weather. Campbell and Brandon Weeden are expected to get pink slips this offseason, while Brian Hoyer (ACL surgery) should return to join an early-round draft pick at quarterback.