5 storylines to follow as the Cleveland Browns open training camp

Five major storylines to follow as the Cleveland Browns open training camp this weekend... 1. It's Johnny Manziel vs. Brian Hoyer as the headliner, but there are lots of other intriguing battles, too. New coach, new general manager, new systems, new opening day quarterback, new hope. It's almost like the Browns have done this before. They have, it's new coach Mike Pettine...
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After ACL, Hoyer is Ready to Win

If an athlete were to suffer an ACL tear ten or so years ago, it may as well have been a death sentence. The athlete could expect at least a year of recovery time just to get a glimpse of the field again, if they recovered at all.It is a different story nowadays. Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has now set the bar for speedy recoveries from a torn ACL. Since then, athletes in all sports...
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QB Competition Between Manziel and Hoyer Begins This Week

Photo Credit: Erik Drost via     The quarterback competition in Cleveland is ready to heat up this summer.  With NFL Training Camps beginning around the corner, the Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine will have to make a tough decision on who will be his starting quarterback for the 2014 NFL Season.  Rookie Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer will battle it out for...
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Browns set deadline to name QB

Mike Pettine says that the Cleveland Browns will have an answer to one of the NFL's biggest offseason questions -- Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer? -- in a little over a month. The first-year head coach told reporters Monday that the Browns expect to name their starting quarterback by their third preseason game, which takes place Aug. 23 against the St. Louis Rams. Whether the...
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Mike Pettine: Browns to name starting QB by third preseason game

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine told reporters Monday that he will name the team’s starting quarterback by their third preseason game, which takes place Aug. 23 against the St. Louis Rams. The starting job will likely be awarded to either rookie Johnny Manziel or six-year veteran Brian Hoyer.  Veteran Tyler Thigpen and rookie Connor Shaw will compete for the backup...
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Mike Pettine plans on naming a starting quarterback by the third preseason game

Browns head coach Mike Pettine says he plans on naming a starting quarterback by the time week three of the preseason rolls around. “Yeah, it’s definitely still up in the air. It could be sooner, and that’s something we’re going to discuss in that meeting. 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...
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Mike Pettine: Browns won’t cut Josh Gordon

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is facing a one-year ban from the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy for the third time. Gordon was also arrested on the weekend of July 4, for driving while impaired in Raleigh, North Carolina. These incidents have led to speculation that the Browns may cut Gordon, but head coach Mike Pettine said Monday that it will...
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Report: Browns to name starting QB by third preseason game

Will it be Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel leading the Browns this season? We'll know in about a month. In a Q&A with the Akron Beacon Journal, Browns coach Mike Pettine said the starting quarterback will be named prior to the team's third preseason contest on Aug. 23. “Yeah, it’s definitely still up in the air. It could be sooner, and that’s something we’re...
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Cleveland Browns’ Brian Hoyer rated 26th best QB fantasy option

With training camps getting underway this week, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of...
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The Top Five Most Intriguing Players in Cleveland Browns Training Camp

As we’re on the precipice of Cleveland Browns training camp, I couldn’t be more excited to see who steps up. The Browns have a lot of question marks as any team should coming off a four-win season. The good news is that there are a lot of new faces to address many of the obvious holes we all complained about at the end of last season. Offensive line, cornerback, linebacker and...
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Former Michigan State QB Brian Hoyer vs. Johnny Football

In this week’s isportsweb Detroit Free Press column, I take a look at the quarterback situation for the Cleveland Browns, where it’s a full-fledged battle between former MSU quarterback Brian Hoyer and superstar Johnny Manziel. As always, preview the article below and read the rest on There are three reasons why Cleveland will be the most analyzed sports town in America...
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Kyle Shanahan, Miracle Worker? While We’re Waiting…

It’s Monday, Monday, gotta get down on Monday…. I’m trying to not get excited. Last year at this time, we were discussing the merits of Norv Turner’s offense and how it was going to be night-and-day compared to that of Pat Shurmur. Gone was the West Coast; here was the vertical game that included the tight end to a larger degree. And while Jordan Cameron and Josh Gordon were...
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Jacob’s QB Countdown: 26. Brian Hoyer

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports Continuing on with my NFL QB Countdown, we find ourselves moving into the orange tier. The orange tier is made up of capable starters that have some serious question marks, particularly in the areas of age, accuracy, and health. The perfect fit to start off the orange tier is the starting QB for the Cleveland Browns, Brian Hoyer. Some may look at Hoyer...
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Cleveland Browns Position Preview: Quarterback

The Cleveland Browns are set to begin a 2014 season pegged with excitement and a restored sense of hope surrounding the franchise. The Browns have employed a new sense of toughness and attitude behind head coach Mike Pettine. Will the new changes finally bring winning ways, or will this season fall in line with the continuing disappointment in recent years? There is only one way...
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Expect Brian Hoyer to maintain lead over Johnny Manziel in Browns QB derby

Despite all the attention, all the hype, all the hoopla, odds are Johnny Football will begin his career with the Browns as Johnny Backup. The battle between rookie Johnny Manziel and veteran Brian Hoyer for the team’s starting quarterback job will be the most dominant storyline of Browns training camp by far. It’ll also be one of the hottest topics in the entire NFL this preseason...
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Cleveland Browns Position Preview: The Kickoff

Cleveland Browns football is creeping in. The Browns will be on the field in exactly one week to begin training camp. Preseason action is just three weeks away. We’re almost back to football. With football primed to knock on the doorstep in a matter of days, we’re ready to kick things into full force here at CSC. It’s time for breakdowns, previews and the ramping up of football...
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Cleveland Browns: Predicting Final 53 Man Roster

QB 1. Brian Hoyer 2. Johnny Manziel 3. Connor Shaw While there is a chance that the Browns will keep four Quarter Backs, I just don’t see the point. Hoyer and Manziel are safe bets to make the final roster so the final spot will go to either Shaw or Tyler Thigpen. While it is always good to have veterans on the team, especially at the Quarter Back position, Tyler Thigpen is 1...
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Cleveland Browns Training Camp Battles

With the 2014 NFL season rapidly approaching, here are the Cleveland Browns most important training camp battle: Starting Quarterback-Brian Hoyer vs. Johnny Manziel#491723289 / gettyimages.comWith another coaching staff and front office regime in Cleveland comes another battle for the starting quarterback spot. Brian Hoyer is likely to beat out first round draft selection Johnny...
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Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer is ‘excited’ to battle Johnny Manziel in Cleveland

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer “can’t wait for” training camp to commence next week. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Hoyer suffered a torn ACL versus the Buffalo Bills on October 3 and underwent the knife to repair the wound roughly two weeks later. “Obviously we’re going to see how the knee’s feeling, but I’m geared up and ready to go and excited,” said Hoyer,...
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numberFire: Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel?

Written by numberFire The Cleveland Browns ignited hope in their fanbase in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft by selecting the insanely popular and polarizing Johnny Manziel with their second of two first-round picks. In doing so, most assumed Manziel would step in and start from day one, because really, “Who else plays quarterback in Cleveland, anyways?” According to Mary...
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Browns Injury Update: Brian Hoyer cleared for training camp

Johnny Manziel has brought a lot of attention to the Cleveland Browns this offseason, which has left Brian Hoyer and his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on the back burner. But the team has remained committed to him as their starting quarterback, however tentatively, and Hoyer's own optimism about his recovery has now been confirmed with Thursday...
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Brian Hoyer cleared for camp

Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer has been cleared for training camp,  according to Despite suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee last October after he led the Browns to back-to-back wins, Hoyer said he has been cleared to practice without limitations when training camp begins July 26. “[I’ll be] practicing full go, so it’s exciting for me,...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Camp previews should make you freaking excited!

We’ve been through the first two days of camp previews and after discussing the QB situation and the RB status, most of us feel very positive about the Browns’ team moving forward. Ya, I get that they are only two positions and that several of the players have never played a snap in a Brown uniform etc,..I don’t care. I’m excited and I think we all have reason to be. The...
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Grade Day: Brian Hoyer gets an “A” for Cleveland pride

In case you haven’t heard, LeBron James is coming back to town…and one of the reasons he is returning is his love for the city of Cleveland. This has sparked a lot of Cleveland sentiment from many of us, but also from other players on other teams in the area. One of these is Brian Hoyer, who’s as native as them come. He grew up in Northeast Ohio, his family had Cleveland Indians...
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Cleveland Browns: A Closer Look at Brian Hoyer vs. Johnny Manziel

When the Cleveland Browns drafted Texas A&M product Johnny Manziel with the 22nd pick in the NFL Draft last May, the franchise knew they were opening the gates to one of the most interesting position battles in the entire NFL for the 2014 season.Many believe the Browns have a rookie sensation with the raw ability to become one of the most exciting players in NFL History. However...
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