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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:06:12 -0700
Cleveland Browns QBs Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer will know who is starting before the third preseason game, according to head coach Mike Pettine, though it could happen sooner. Pettine has expressed hesitation to name Manziel the starter immediately and thinks Hoyer's chances are underrated.
Fantasy Tip: It depends heavily on how Hoyer responds during his knee recovery. This could be a battle to watch during the season. Manziel is nothing more than a low-end QB2 and ideally ranks as a third slinger for 2014 fantasy football drafts. Hoyer could be a sneaky QB3 in such leagues that require that depth.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:46:28 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) said he's been fully cleared to participate in training camp, confirming Hoyer's belief that he wouldn't be limited.
Fantasy Tip: Hoyer played well before tearing his ACL last year, but it's unclear whether Hoyer or QB Johnny Manziel will start the season opener. Manziel has more potential while Hoyer has the experience. Neither one of them is a reliable fantasy quarterback at this point, but we'd draft Manziel before Hoyer.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:41:57 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) said he does not expect to be limited once training camp begins.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:56:24 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) said he knows that he will be pushed by QB Johnny Manziel for the starting quarterback job but is looking forward to competing during training camp.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:55:46 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) said he will be able to fully participate in practice when training camp begins.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:21:44 -0700
The Cleveland Browns and QB Brian Hoyer should reach an agreement on a contract extension sometime during the season, according to Hoyer's agent Joe Linta. Linta said he is confident an agreement will be reached "as the season moves forward."
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:46:38 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer's extension would be "a very difficult deal to do," according to Hoyer's agent, Joe Linta. Linta added that they are open to talking with the team but are also content with waiting. It had previously been reported that the Browns are interested in extending Hoyer's contract, which is in its final year.
Fantasy Tip: Hoyer's value is difficult to pinpoint with a legitimate quarterback competition going on in Cleveland with rookie Johnny Manziel. Hoyer played well when he started last season. That being said, he should still be drafted as backup if he does start.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:18:59 -0700
The Cleveland Browns want to sign QB Brian Hoyer to a contract extension. He's in the final year of his deal.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:26:55 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel said he understands that QB Brian Hoyer is ahead of him in the competition for the starting quarterback job. Manziel said he is a rookie trying to learn stuff while Hoyer is a veteran in the league.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:11:50 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer deserves to be the team's starting quarterback heading into Week 1 this season, according to LB Paul Kruger. "In my mind, Hoyer's the guy," Kruger said. "Hoyer came in, won us four games, unfortunately got hurt. The guy was on fire when he was healthy and he's proven himself at a different level and has worked extremely hard."
Fantasy Tip: Hoyer has QB2 potential based on matchups if he can hold off Johnny Manziel in training camp and preseason. However, he's a risk as your backup because of the QB competition.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:44:12 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel must study the team's playbook before training camp next month if he's going to have a realistic chance to unseat QB Brian Hoyer as the starting quarterback, according to head coach Mike Pettine. "I think he shouldn't concern himself so much where Brian is, but where he is," the coach said. "He's going to have plenty of tape to study -- his own work, the team work, opponent's tape, a whole volume of Redskins tape. The more he familiarizes himself with that, the better off he'll be."
Fantasy Tip: This much we know: Manziel is behind Hoyer in the QB competition. It'll likely stay that way unless Manziel makes significant strides in training camp and the preseason. The team won't rush Manziel into a starting role.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:18:03 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer has showed his advantage over QB Johnny Manziel in practices with his ability to quickly scan the defense and go through his progressions, then anticipate his receivers coming open and deliver the ball accurately. Of note, though, is that head coach Mike Pettine continues to keep defenders from getting too close to Hoyer in team drills. "Manziel may be just a little bit late, but that's what you'd expect. He's only been in the offense a month and a half," WR Anthony Armstrong said.
However, the coaches aren't disappointed with Manziel's play in organized team activities. "He's getting more comfortable in the huddle, calling the plays," Pettine said. "I think he's got a very nice touch with the deep ball. We've added some of the zone read stuff that Kyle's run with RG3 in Washington and he's done a nice job handling that. He makes improvement every day."
Fantasy Tip: This is precisely the reason why the Browns have penciled in Hoyer as the starter heading into Week 1, for now. That isn't to say that Manziel can't move ahead of him in training camp and the preseason, but it's unlikely, for now.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:36:38 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said QB Brian Hoyer will enter training camp as the No. 1 quarterback, but QB Johnny Manziel will also get first-team snaps and Hoyer's lead is not insurmountable.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:39:37 -0700
ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski said it is his opinion that Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer will be the starting quarterback Week 1, because he is far ahead of QB Johnny Manziel in terms of understanding the offense.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 07:47:57 -0700
The Cleveland Browns haven't had discussions with impending free-agent QB Brian Hoyer about a contract extension. Hoyer earned a $250,000 roster bonus March 15 and has a $1 million salary in 2014. He can earn another $1.15 million in incentives before becoming a free agent after the season.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:16:15 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said QB Brian Hoyer (knee) likely will be limited during the team's upcoming minicamp. Hoyer said he wants to be on the field but understands why the team is being cautious with him.
Fri, 30 May 2014 15:10:29 -0700
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said QB Johnny Manziel reminds him of Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III. Shanahan worked with Griffin in Washington. "Johnny and Robert are very similar," Shanahan said. "They're both talented guys who can make plays with their legs. But there comes a time in the NFL when they're going to keep you in the pocket, and you're going to have to have that ability to make the throws with your arm and mind." Shanahan has been impressed with Manziel's work ethic so far during organized team activities in his mission to win the starting quarterback job in his rookie year.
Fantasy Tip: It sure sounds as if Shanahan likes Manziel, although the Browns have said that Brian Hoyer (knee) will start in Week 1 if he's healthy. Manziel should be able to win the starting job outright if he applies himself throughout the offseason. Don't expect Shanahan to work his magic with Manziel in the way he did with RGIII immediately, however. There will be plenty of growing pains. Enough to make Manziel avoidable for fantasy football.
Wed, 21 May 2014 19:15:34 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) made all of his pass attempts out of the shotgun formation Wednesday, May 21, during organized team activities (OTAs). There was a simulated pass rush with defenders not going at full speed, so Hoyer could at least get a sense for the pocket collapsing, while also keeping guys away from this knee. "We wanted him to get the feel of being in the huddle, making the call, going 11-against-11, reading the full defense," head coach Mike Pettine said.
Wed, 21 May 2014 14:15:00 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer said QB Brian Hoyer is the best quarterback on the team's roster by a substantial margin over QB Johnny Manziel. Farmer said he wants the best quarterback on the roster to start for the team in the fall.
Wed, 21 May 2014 09:40:16 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) has not been cleared to participate in 11-on-11 drills during the organized team activities Wednesday, May 21. Hoyer was able to participate in the seven-on-seven drills.
Wed, 21 May 2014 09:03:59 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer received the first snaps during offensive drills Tuesday, May 21. He was followed by QB Tyler Thigpen and QB Johnny Manziel.
Mon, 19 May 2014 12:30:36 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine the competition between QBs Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel for the starting quarterback job will be fair and, the team will start the best quarterback this upcoming season.
Mon, 12 May 2014 09:58:35 -0700
Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam made it a point to say that QB Johnny Manziel is the backup to QB Brian Hoyer heading into the 2014 season. However, he'll be given a chance to compete.
Fri, 09 May 2014 10:09:21 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer said he was not surprised the team took QB Johnny Manziel in the first round of the NFL Draft. "Everybody in America knew we were going to draft a QB," Hoyer said.
Fri, 09 May 2014 00:31:13 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) was informed by Browns general manager Ray Farmer via text message during the NFL Draft that the team would be selecting Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel, to which Hoyer responded by saying "bring him on." Browns head coach Mike Pettine said he expected such a response from a competitor like Hoyer.
Fri, 09 May 2014 00:05:12 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel will have to win the starting job in a competition with QB Brian Hoyer (knee), according to Browns head coach Mike Pettine.
Fantasy Tip: Coach speak? Perhaps. If Manziel is worth a lick, he'll take a fair competition and win the job.
Thu, 08 May 2014 10:05:49 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said it would be very difficult for any quarterback from the 2014 NFL Draft class to unseat QB Brian Hoyer as the starting quarterback. "There will be competition, but I think it will be very difficult, based on my evaluation of this year's draft class, it will be very difficult for anyone in this draft class to come in and beat [Hoyer] out. I really believe that," Pettine said. "There's that certain it factor he has. Just the way he's attacked his rehab, the way he's attacked learning a new offense."
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:38:44 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) feels that he is the team's starting quarterback heading into the 2014 season. Hoyer is currently ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn ligament in his knee last October, and head coach Mike Pettine thinks Hoyer will be a full participant in training camp.
Fantasy Tip: As of now, Hoyer should be considered the starter. However, the Browns remain heavily in the mix to select a QB with the fourth overall selection in the draft, which could push Hoyer to backup duties. If Hoyer does start the year as the No. 1 QB, he's a midrange fantasy QB2 at best.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:52:17 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) was limited in practice Tuesday, April 29. Hoyer did not participate in team drills but was assertive on the field.
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 20:57:40 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) expects to take part in the team's organized team activities (OTAs) in May.
Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:15:36 -0800
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer could enter training camp as the starting quarterback even if the team drafts a quarterback in one of the early rounds.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 09:14:32 -0800
Former Cleveland Browns general manager Michael Lombardi was a big reason QB Brian Hoyer came to Cleveland in the first place. "He had a lot of faith in me, and I'll always appreciate what he did for me to a point where not a lot of people believed in me. And I'll always look to prove him right," Hoyer said. Neither new GM Ray Farmer or head coach Mike Pettine have told Hoyer their plans for him in 2014, and the team could draft a quarterback with their first-round pick. However, Pettine appears to already be a fan of Hoyer.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:15:28 -0800
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer wants to be the starting quarterback for the team again. "My goal is to be the starting quarterback again. It's definitely motivation for me," Hoyer said.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:14:51 -0800
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine praised QB Brian Hoyer, saying he has the "it" factor. "Certain QBs, you look for an 'it factor.' You might not be able to describe what 'it' is, but he has 'it,'" Pettine Said.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:14:17 -0800
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) said his rehab from a knee injury is going great and he expects to be ready for the start of the offseason program April 7, 2014.
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:44:08 -0800
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he liked QB Brian Hoyer coming out of college and believes he has a chance to become a successful quarterback in the NFL.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:15:14 -0800
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he is evaluating QBs Jason Campbell, Brian Hoyer (knee) and Brandon Weeden, the current quarterbacks on the roster.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 06:22:05 -0800
The Cleveland Browns aren't interested in trading for Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins, according to sources. They believe QB Brian Hoyer (knee) is a better fit.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:59:43 -0800
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer said he expects the team to select a quarterback during the 2014 NFL Draft that will compete with him for the starting quarterback job. "In this league, there's always someone coming up behind you or laterally moving. There's going to be someone for me to compete with, which I have no problem with. That makes you better. The question is, where (will they draft him?). I have no idea and I try not to worry about things that I can't control," Hoyer said.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:48:52 -0800
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) said he is on track in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and expects to participate in offseason workouts.
Sun, 26 Jan 2014 17:34:04 -0800
The Cleveland Browns are expected to pay QB Brian Hoyer the $250,000 roster bonus he is scheduled to receive in March.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:05:57 -0800
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said he believes QB Brian Hoyer is a winner and has terrific intangibles.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:44:21 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) is ready to attack his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, and he might be able to take part in offseason work if he can recover quickly enough. "I'm really positive," Hoyer said. "I think that's the only way to be. Every day I'm getting better."
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:17:52 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) is expected to need five months to recover from his knee surgery, which means he may be ready for some of the early offseason workouts.
Sat, 12 Oct 2013 17:12:43 -0700
The Cleveland Browns have placed QB Brian Hoyer (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2013 season.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:42:48 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said Friday, Oct. 11, that QB Brian Hoyer (knee) will undergo surgery to repair his torn right anterior cruciate ligament Friday, Oct. 18.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:45:11 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said there is no scheduled date for when QB Brian Hoyer (knee) will have surgery to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 09:21:00 -0700
Updating a previous item, Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) was diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, and he'll miss the rest of the season. QB Brandon Weeden is expected to become the starting quarterback as a result.
Fantasy Tip: Weeden gets a break and gets another shot to prove to the team brass that he belongs as the starting QB. If they aren't sold yet, do they go after Josh Freeman? We shall see. Josh Gordon remains the Browns' best aerial weapon. Davone Bess probably loses some fantasy luster as a result, though.
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 08:51:38 -0700
Updating previous reports, Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) has a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. He'll seek a second opinion before likely facing season-ending surgery.
Fantasy Tip: It's a little uncommon to have reconstructive surgery for a partially torn ACL. We'd wait to see the prognosis after the second opinion before writing him off. However, it looks like Brandon Weeden is back in the fold for the short term.
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 05:53:29 -0700
Updating previous reports, Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) is believed to have torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. However, MRI results aren't available yet.