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Jeff Garcia: I reached out to Browns about comeback

If you watched any of the Cleveland Browns' Week 7 loss to the Green Bay Packers, you know they're a team in desperate need of quarterback help.

Brandon Weeden is not the answer, and Jason Campbell doesn't exactly inspire goosebumps. Is there another option out there who can save Cleveland's season?

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Jeff Garcia offers one alternative: Himself. The 43-year-old former quarterback told WKRK-FM in Cleveland he'd like a chance to be considered by the Browns.

"It's funny, I actually reached out to the Browns and said, 'Hey, if you need a guy to come in, work me out, take a look,' " said Garcia, who appears every Monday and Friday on NFL Network's "NFLAM." "I don't know if people want me back in Cleveland, but I'm open to the opportunity."

It doesn't sound like the Browns got back to Garcia, which shouldn't be seen as a surprise. Garcia hasn't thrown an NFL pass since George W. Bush was in office. Also -- as stated above -- dude's 43.

We were more interested in Garcia's comments about JaMarcus Russell, who Garcia helped train earlier this year. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Russell's comeback plan had stalled due to knee and weight issues. Garcia feels money might have derailed Russell's progress.

"When he got that settlement from Oakland, that $3 million dollar-plus settlement, I think things got soft again," Garcia said. "I think the motivation might have changed a little bit."

"I just don't know if that fire, that hunger, continued to burn when all of a sudden he got money in his pocket again," he went on. "And that's the unfortunate thing because that three months that he was with us, he really committed himself, we pushed him, we brought out the best of him. And if he would have continued along that path I think he could have been somebody special."

We might put Garcia's chances of getting back to the NFL ahead of Russell's at this point.

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