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Report: Browns Working To Sign QB Brian Hoyer To An Extension

 

Update:

Brian Hoyer’s agent, Joe Linta, has confirmed talks with the Browns regarding a contract extension for his client.

However, Linta added that this could still end up being a “difficult deal” to negotiate.

We’re always open to talking with the Browns, but we’re content to wait and see what happens down the road,” Linta said, via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

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.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Browns are trying to sign QB Brian Hoyer to a contract extension.

Hoyer’s agent, Joe Linta, confirmed a few weeks ago that there wasn’t any progress made towards a deal at that point in time, but he made a point to mention that talks could pick up in the coming months.

“Nothing of substance,” Linta said at the time 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.

“I can do a deal much better in September than I can do now. I can do a better deal in January.”

The Browns traded up to select QB Johnny Manziel in this year’s NFL Draft, so it appears almost certain that he will be their long-term quarterback soon enough. However, keeping Hoyer would give them a decent veteran quarterback to compliment Manziel until he’s ready to take on the job.