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Brian Hoyer Will Be The Browns Starting QB Entering Training Camp

 

Browns HC Mike Pettine told reporters on Thursday that Brian Hoyer will enter training camp as the team’s starting quarterback over first-round pick Johnny Manziel, per Nate Ulrich.

This is consistent with the team’s message throughout the offseason that Hoyer will remain the starter until Manziel earns the opportunity. Cleveland has promoted Manziel to No. 2 on their depth chart, so there still is a chance he could push Hoyer for the job in training camp.

Hoyer recently mentioned that there hasn’t been any progress towards a contract extension that would keep him in Cleveland beyond the 2014 season.

“Nothing of substance,” Linta said regarding contract talks, via ESPN Cleveland. “It’s too hard of a deal to do. I think (Browns GM) Ray Farmer realizes it’s too hard of a deal to do, too. The best thing for both sides is let the water seeks its own level.

Hoyer, 28, is entering the final year of his current contract and will make $1 million for the 2014 season. The Browns already paid him a $250,000 roster bonus on March 15.

Last year, he totaled 615 yards passing while completing 59.4 percent of his passes and throwing five touchdowns over the course of three games.