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Recovering from a torn ACL suffered last October, Browns QB Brian Hoyer will enter training camp without restrictions. “[I’ll be] practicing full go, so it’s exciting for me,” Hoyer said. “It’s something I’ve worked really hard to get back to, and I’m just looking forward to getting going. It feels good to know that I put the work in and now it’s time to go. You don’t think about it. You just go out and play football.” Hoyer enters camp in a tight battle with Johnny Manziel for the starting job. Manziel’s rushing upside makes him the more appealing fantasy option, but expectations should be kept low. Josh Gordon’s likely out for the season, and Cleveland’s offense really lacks playmakers behind Jordan Cameron.

The Browns put at least 10 rookie QB prospects through a throwing session over the past few months.  QB Brian Hoyer went through the same workout.  Based on that, HC Mike Pettine believes Hoyer is the favorite to open the season as Cleveland's starter.  “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. I think him going through the drill work that we had put the quarterbacks through in their workouts, and compared it to those guys – it was encouraging to see.”  Of course, we wouldn't expect Pettine to talk up a rookie his team hasn't even drafted yet over a guy already on his roster.  Cleveland is widely expected to add a QB in the first 2 rounds of the draft.  If that guy is Johnny Manziel or Teddy Bridgewater, Hoyer's starting job will be far from secure.  Whoever is piloting Cleveland's offense will have high-end QB2 upside thanks to WR Josh Gordon and TE Jordan Cameron.

The Browns released QB Brandon Weeden on Wednesday.  The move comes just 2 years after Cleveland drafted him in the 1st round, but it still comes as no surprise.  That was 2 front offices and coaching staffs ago.  The latest set of leadership didn't pretend to like the erratic 30-year-old.  We could still see him landing somewhere as a backup, but fantasy owners can go ahead and forget about Weeden.  Meanwhile, QB Brian Hoyer sits atop the Browns' depth chart. They're fully expected to add an early-round rookie to the mix.

Browns QB Brian Hoyer expects to be ready for OTAs in May.  He tore his ACL on October 3rd, underwent surgery a couple weeks later and has been setback-free in his rehab.  "I'm doing great," he said. "I'm pretty much doing everything that I need to be doing right now, if not more. I'm throwing and I've really been ramping up the running."  Hoyer showed well in his 2 full games this past season, completing 60% of his passes with 5 TDs and 3 INTs.  More importantly, Cleveland won both those games.  Still, Hoyer knows he'll likely be competing with a rookie in training camp this summer.  And probably a highly touted one.  The Browns are widely expected to take a QB with the 4th overall pick in May's draft.

Browns HC Rob Chudzinski confirmed that QB Brian Hoyer suffered a torn ACL in last night's win over the Bills.  He'll undergo surgery and is done for the year.  It's a tough break for a journeyman who was starting to establish himself as a legitimate NFL starter.  QB Brandon Weeden is a definite downgrade.  WR Josh Gordon and TE Jordan Cameron will remain fantasy starters, though.  Gordon posted his 50-805-5 line last year with Weeden under center.  And Cameron caught 14 balls for 203 yards and 1 score from Weeden over the first 2 weeks of this season.

Multiple sources are reporting that the Browns believe QB Brian Hoyer suffered a torn ACL in last night's game against the Bills.  He's undergoing an MRI this morning to confirm.  The injury would knock Hoyer out for the year and push Brandon Weeden back into the starting lineup.  It wouldn't be a death knell to the Browns passing game, but it'd certainly be a downgrade for WR Josh Gordon and TE Jordan Cameron.  Weeden is indecisive, struggles reading defenses and has poor pocket presence.

Browns QB Brian Hoyer injured his right leg in the 1st quarter of Thursday night's game against the Bills.  He had the leg rolled up under him and was in obvious pain.  QB Brandon Weeden has entered for Cleveland.

Update: NFL Network reports that the Browns fear Hoyer has torn knee ligaments.  He'll undergo an MRI to confirm.  Cleveland's passing game will take a hit with Weeden under center.

10:42am EDT 9/30/13

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Browns QB Brian Hoyer will start for the 3rd consecutive week.  Hoyer has led Cleveland to wins over Minnesota and Cincinnati with Brandon Weeden (thumb) sidelined.  Weeden might be healthy enough to return Thursday night against Buffalo, but it’s clear that Hoyer gives the Browns the best chance to succeed.  Hoyer, who tossed 2 TDs on Sunday, is a viable QB2 against Buffalo’s banged up secondary.

Browns QB Brandon Weeden began throwing footballs again Friday for the 1st time since injuring his right thumb in the Week 2 loss.  He conceded, though, that he might not find his starting job open when he's ready to return.  Brian Hoyer, of course, stepped last Sunday to throw for 321 yards, 3 TDs and 3 INTs while leading Cleveland to its 1st win of the season at Minnesota.  Hoyer will start again this week against the Bengals. After that, we'll see.  Neither looks particularly appealing in fantasy football.

Bengals top CB Leon Hall and S Reggie Nelson join CB Dre Kirkpatrick as "doubtful" for the Week 4 matchup with Cleveland.  That's quite a bit of secondary talent to sit, but the Bengals' D should have enough left overall to limit the Browns' Brian Hoyer-led offense.

Browns HC Rob Chudzinski announced that QB Brian Hoyer will start Sunday's game against the Bengals.  No surprise there.  It's unclear if QB Brandon Weeden (thumb) has been medically cleared, but there's no way Cleveland could go back to him after Hoyer led the team to 31 points and a win last week.  We like this news for WR Josh Gordon, but Hoyer remains off-limits in fantasy.

Browns HC Rob Chudzinski declined to name his starting QB for this weekend's game against the Bengals.  "I'm going to wait on that until I have all of the information," Chud said.  It's unclear if QB Brandon Weeden will be available after missing Week 3 with a thumb injury.  But there's no way Cleveland can go back to him after QB Brian Hoyer's performance.  He tossed for 321 yard and 3 scores in Sunday's thrilling win over the Vikings.  Weeden has yet to throw for 3 TDs in any of his first 17 NFL appearances.  Look for Hoyer to be under center against Cincinnati on Sunday, although he still won't be a recommended fantasy option.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Browns QB Brandon Weeden has been diagnosed with a sprained right thumb.  He won't need surgery and "could be ready as early as next week," per Schefter.  The Browns won't commit to going back to Weeden as their starter, though.  QB Brian Hoyer could run with the job if he plays well against the Vikings this weekend.  It's obviously a situation to avoid in fantasy.

Browns QB Brandon Weeden is out for Week 3 with a thumb injury.  But HC Rob Chudzinski wouldn't commit to Weeden as his starter even when he's healthy again.  “I’m going to leave all of the options open," Chud said. "It’s a matter of where he’s at from a health standpoint -- all of that plays into it -- where we’re at and how guys are playing, as well.”  It sounds like QB Brian Hoyer will have a chance to retain the starting job if he plays well.  Of course, it's Brian Hoyer, so we doubt he'll play well enough to lock down the spot.  We're still expecting to see Weeden on the field again this season.  But between this news, his thumb injury and the loss of Trent Richardson, Weeden has no place on your fantasy roster.

The Browns have named QB Brian Hoyer their Week 3 starter.  QB Brandon Weeden is out with a sprained thumb.  Jason Campbell was believed to be the #2 QB, but Cleveland will roll with Hoyer against the Vikings on Sunday.  Hoyer might be a better overall talent than Campbell, but his subpar arm strength makes him a weak fit in the Browns' vertical attack.  Consider this bad news for WR Josh Gordon and TE Jordan Cameron.

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