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6 Brian Hoyer QB
Height/Weight: 6-2/215 | Birthdate: 10/13/1985 | Birthplace: Lakewood, OH, USA | Team: Cleveland | College: Michigan State | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 2/0 | Average Draft Position: 170.40
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Brian Hoyer won't have quick hook


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine told reporters he doesn't want starting quarterback Brian Hoyer "looking over his shoulder if he makes one bad throw." Pettine said theres' no leash on Hoyer and no package for rookie Johnny Manziel.

"No, this is Brian's job," Pettine said. "This is Brian's job."

Pettine announced his choice to the team Wednesday. Hoyer will start Week 1 at Pittsburgh.


Report: Johnny Manziel struggled to call plays


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel struggled with calling plays and protection in Monday's game against the Redskins, reports NFL.com. Coming from a spread offense in college, Manziel has encountered a steep learning curve, the report said.

That was a factor in Cleveland picking Brian Hoyer as its Week 1 starter.


Browns name Brian Hoyer Week 1 starter


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/20/2014) The Browns have named Brian Hoyer as their starting quarterback to begin the season. Rookie Johnny Manziel will back him up. The Browns play at Pittsburgh in Week 1.

"He was the clear leader from the beginning," Browns coach Mike Pettine told the official team website. "We've maintained all along that if it was close, I would prefer to go with the more experienced player. Brian has done a great job in the meeting rooms and with his teammates on the practice field and in the locker room."

Through two preseason games Hoywe has completed 8 of 20 passes for 108 yards with no scores or turnovers. Manziel has completed 14 of 27 passes, mostly in backup duty, for 128 yards and a touchdown. Manziel also has 26 yards rushing on seven carries. 


Browns might wait one more game to choose QB


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine, who originally planned to name a starting quarterback Tuesday, now seems inclined to wait until after the third preseason game. "If we do have to wait until after the next game, so be it," Pettine said, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Pettine said "there's not a lot of divide" among coaches on whether Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel should get the nod. The Browns host the Rams on Saturday in the third preseason game.


Mike Pettine: No decision yet on Week 1 starter


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine had planned to announce his Week 1 starting quarterback Tuesday, following Monday night's preseason game. But with Brian Hoyer and rookie Johnny Manziel both struggling, Pettine said he has not made a decision.

"Neither guy really distinguished himself, and we’ll have to go back and study the tape and figure out who to go with," Pettine told Sports Illustrated. "I will lean on [offensive coordinator] Kyle Shanahan and [quarterback coach] Dowell Loggains quite a bit, because they’ve watched them every day."

Brian Hoyer struggles Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer drew the start Monday and struggled in first-half action, completing just two of his six passes for 16 yards.

Hoyer could get nothing going on two first-quarter drives before yielding to Johnny Manziel, who also did nothing to separate himself in the race for the starting job. Hoyer was handed the ball next in the Redskins' red zone and managed to wrap two incompletions around a four-yard run by Ben Tate. He completed a 12-yard pass on his next drive only to see the receiver fumble the ball away. Hoyer likely still maintains a small lead in the QB competition, and though the coaching staff was expected to name a starter this week, head coach Mike Pettine may leave the battle open heading into next week's game.


Mike Pettine vague on commitment given to starting QB


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Mike Pettine is planning on revealing his starting quarterback Tuesday, but the winner apparently shouldn't get too comfortable. The tag could be quite temporary for the Browns if Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel doesn't doesn't perform well after the regular season begins, though Pettine is planning on giving his quarterback a bit more leeway.

"Quarterback is different from other positoons, in that you do want to make a commitment," Pettine told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "(But) I don't know if you can necessarily make a permanent commitment. So much can change over the course of an NFL season, the circumstances. ... I think that's the one position where you have to have a little bit more patience, maybe than some others as far as if a guy's not performing to the level you think he can and you're not getting the results, then you'd go ahead and make a move. It's somewhere in between. I don't want whoever the starter is to feel like, 'oh, if I make one mistake, I'm out.' But I also don't want hm to feel like, 'hey, I've achieved something, this is my team for the year.'"

Pettine earlier in the week told ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning that he was declaring starters at quarterback and other positions only on a "week-to-week basis."


Coach: Browns QB competition likely to end Tuesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Mike Pettine has revealed that the starting quarterback battle between Browns incumbent Brian Hoyer and rookie Johnny Manziel could be won and lost by Tuesday.

Hoyer is set to start the Monday night preseason game in Washington, but Manziel is slated to receive an equal number of reps with the first team. The decision as to who starts in Week 1 in Pittsburgh is likely to come down the following day.

"I'm sure we'll sit down at some point next week, maybe more than likely later in the day on Tuesday and get our heads together and wee what we come up with," Pettine told 92.3 The Fan. He added that the decision will be based on more than just game action, though that will be heavily factored in.

"We've been able to evaluate the quarterbacks literally with everything they've done," he added. "How they are in the meeting room, how they are on the practice field, how they are when they're doing their individual period, how they are in the 7 on 7 and how they are in the team work."

Neither quarterback distinguished himself in the preseason opener against Detroit, though both were plagued by drops from a receiving corps that remains the biggest concern of the offense.


Brian Hoyer, Johnny Manziel to get equal reps Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine said Thursday quarterback Brian Hoyer will start Monday's preseason game against the Redskins. However, he and Johnny Manziel will get equal reps, according to the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

Brian Hoyer expected to start again in second preseason game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) The Browns plan to start quarterback Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel during the team's second preseason game Monday at Washington, a source told NFL.com. Hoyer also started the first preseason game against the Lions.

Chronicle: Texans not trading for Brian Hoyer


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) The Houston Chronicle quelled speculation that became rampant Wednesday, stating emphatically that the Texans "won't be trading" for Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer. Earlier, Browns coach Mike Pettine also denied the rumors.

Mike Pettine dismisses Brian Hoyer trade rumors


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine dismissed rumors that the team is trying to trade quarterback Brian Hoyer, possibly to the Texans, as mere "stories."

"We’re not going to comment on every story that’s out there," Pettine said. "We made a move to strengthen our quarterback room, and you just get these stories coming out. I don’t want to be in the habit of commenting on all of them. I really addressed that situation yesterday."

The Browns signed quarterback Rex Grossman on Tuesday and waived quarterback Tyler Thigpen.

Johnny Manziel, Brian Hoyer to get same starters' reps Monday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine has not announced which quarterback will start Monday's game against the Redskins. But he said rookie Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer will get equal or almost equal snaps with the starters, reports the Akron Beacon Journal.

Johnny Manziel opens practice as starter


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) After Brian Hoyer got the first reps with the starters Monday, Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel opened with the first team Tuesday, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Manziel's first pass was intercepted when top cornerback Joe Haden snatched the ball out of receiver Anthony Armstrong's hands.

Coach Mike Pettine has not announced which quarterback will start Monday against the Redskins.


Brian Hoyer opens with starters Monday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer got the first reps with the starters in Monday's practice, ahead of rookie Johnny Manziel, reports the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. "Not Johnny's job yet," the paper added.

Coach Mike Pettine said he has not decided who will start next Monday's game the Redskins.


Report: Johnny Manziel ahead of Brian Hoyer


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has pulled ahead of Brian Hoyer in the battle for the starting job, reports ESPN. Manziel hit 7 of 11 throws for 63 yards and ran six times for 27 yards against the Lions on Saturday.

NFL Network reports Manziel is expected to start Cleveland's second preseason game Aug. 18 against Washington.


Brian Hoyer's days as a starter numbered?


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer got the start and worked four drives during Saturday's preseason opener against the Lions.

Hoyer completed a 28-yard pass to MarQueis Gray in the opening drive and hooked up with Andrew Hawkins for a 15-yard pass in the second drive. On a playaction play, Hoyer fooled the defense and found Josh Gordon for a gain of 22 yards in the third drive.

Hoyer completed 6 of 14 pass attempts for 92 yards. His days as the starter could be numbered, however, as the Browns plan to have Johnny Manziel start the second preseason game against the Redskins, per Dan Hellie of the NFL Network.

Report: Johnny Manziel to start over Brian Hoyer in Week 2 of preseason


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) According to Dan Hellie of the NFL Network, Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will start the second preseason game against the Redskins, per a team source. Brian Hoyer got the start on Saturday and Manziel took over the game on the fourth drive with the second-team offense in the preseason opener against the Lions on Saturday.

Browns coach outlines QB plans for Saturday's game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Browns head coach Mike Pettine said Thursday he doesn't think rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel will gets reps with the first-team offense Saturday at Detroit. Pettine said the plan is for Brian Hoyer to take all the reps with the first-team offense in the preseason opener.

Brian Hoyer to start Saturday over Johnny Manziel


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine told reporters that quarterback Brian Hoyer will start Saturday's preseason opener against the Lions, but Johnny Manziel could get reps with the starters. Hoyer is starting because "he's done nothing to have that taken away from him," Pettine said.

The coach added Manziel might start the second preseason game against Washington.


Johnny Manziel opens practice with starters


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel opened Monday's practice with the starters as he continues to push Brian Hoyer in an intense camp battle, reports ESPNCleveland.com. Manziel picked up momentum with a strong performance in Saturday's scrimmage.

Johnny Manziel struggles with accuracy Friday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel went 3 for 11 with an interception in Friday's practice, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Manziel also drew an unsportsmanlike conduct flag after he ran for a touchdown and tossed the ball between the goalposts.

Quarterback Brian Hoyer completed 7 of 13 passes, with several completions coming on checkdowns, the paper said. Hoyer remains the favorite to start the season opener.


Brian Hoyer 'clear winner' on Day 2


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Brian Hoyer was the "clear winner on Day 2 of the quarterback competition," reports The Chronicle-Telegram of Elyria, Ohio. The Browns' clear frontrunner "was fluid and sharp all practice, and the ball only hit the ground a couple of times," the paper said.

Rookie Johnny Manziel struggled after looking good Saturday. "He one-hopped a couple of throws, failed to get a handoff to Dion Lewis, badly overthrew Jonathan Krause on a post and was nearly intercepted on a high pass over the middle," the paper said.


Report: Brian Hoyer expected to start Week 1


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Johnny Manziel may be getting all the headline mentions this offseason, but a report Friday suggested that the Browns will give the ball to Brian Hoyer to start the season. According to ESPN, a Browns player said that they are "all expecting Hoyer to start" Week 1.

Recent reports indicated that the Browns would announce around the third preseason game, but this latest update claims the lockerroom feels coach Mike Pettine will announce Hoyer as the starter before then.


Browns to name starting QB before third preseason game


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine said he'll name a starting quarterback -- either Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel -- before the third preseason game Aug. 23 against the Rams, reports the Akron Beacon Journal

"It could be sooner, and that’s something we’re going to discuss," Pettine said. "It’ll be before the third preseason game. I just don’t have a date. I don’t know if I’ll set a date and kind of paint ourselves into a date, but it will be sooner than the third preseason game."