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Say goodbye to Caleb Hanie

12/10/2013

Caleb Hanie we hardly knew ye.

The Cleveland Browns released the quarterback one week after signing him, and just a couple days after he came sort of close to starting against New England.

To replace Hanie, the Browns signed running Edwin Baker off the Houston Texans' practice squad.

Baker’s signing likely means the concussion that sent Willis McGahee to the bench in the fourth quarter of the loss to New England will keep McGahee out against the Bears.

It also likely means that the Browns are comfortable with Jason Campbell’s health and with the recovery of Brandon Weeden. Both had been sidelined with concussions -- and Campbell didn’t return to practice until two days before the Patriots game.

Campbell figures to start against Chicago, with Weeden or Alex Tanney the backup.

Baker fits the mold of small backs brought in by Mike Lombardi. He’s 5-foot-8 and 210 pounds, about the same size as Fozzy Whittaker and Bobby Rainey (who was released).

He played at Michigan State before being a seventh-round choice out of San Diego in 2012.