Weeden returns in backup QB role for Browns

Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden is active and will back up

Jason Campbell against the Bears after missing one game with a


Chicago welcomes back quarterback Jay Cutler on Sunday after he

missed four games with an ankle injury.

Weeden was twice benched this season for poor play. He was hurt

Dec. 1 against Jacksonville. Weeden sat out last week’s game at New

England as Campbell passed for a career-high 391 yards and three

touchdowns in a 27-26 loss.

Browns starting running back Willis McGahee is out with a

concussion. Chris Ogbonnaya takes his spot.

Bears starting linebacker Lance Briggs will miss his seventh

straight game with a fractured shoulder. Briggs practiced on a

limited basis this week, his first on-field workouts since getting

hurt Oct. 20 at Washington. Bears coach Marc Trestman is cautiously

optimistic the seven-time Pro Bowl selection could return next week

against Philadelphia.