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Zorn: Campbell To Start For Redskins

ESPN NFC East blogger Matt Mosley cites a league source that Jason Campbell will start for the Redskins on Monday night against the Eagles. NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora also reports that Campbell will start.

Campbell was benched in favor of Todd Collins at halftime of Sunday's 14-6 loss to the previously winless Kansas City Chiefs. Campbell was 9-of-16 for 89 yards and an interception. The Redskins trailed only 3-0 at halftime. Collins was 6-of-14 for 75 yards for no touchdowns and no interceptions.

Redskins head coach Jim Zorn addressed the media on Monday and said that he was undecided on who the starting quarterback would be.

"I really want to make sure I do the right thing there," Zorn told "That'll be a hard decision. Jason will not back down. He is a competitor and that's what I like about him. So I could easily go back to Jason and say, 'Listen, you know that you have to perform in this game.' And I watched the film and there were definitely some things he could have done better. Todd loves it out there. He was competitive as well. He certainly would want to play."

Campbell has completed 66 percent of his passes this season (107-of-163) for 1,197 yards with six touchdowns and six interceptions for an 84.3 QB rating.

In five career games against the Eagles, Campbell owns a 3-2 record and has completed 58 percent of his passes for 926 yards with five touchdowns and three interceptions.

UPDATE: Head coach Jim Zorn said on his weekly radio show Tuesday that Campbell will indeed start.

"I think what I'm going to do is go right back to Jason Campbell,"" Zorn said in quotes transcribed by "I think that I needed to take him out (of the Kansas City Chiefs game). We had some things there that he knows he missed - without being under duress ... I made the decision (to bench Campbell) but I didn't give up on the young man. I didn't give up on the QB. He has worked hard. So that's where I think I'm going to head after all is said and done here."

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 10:38 a.m., October 20

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