Brian Hoyer, Johnny Manziel and the undelivered quarterback mandate

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Brian Hoyer has been named the starter for the Cleveland Browns as they head one step closer toward the start of the regular season. If you really think about it, it’s not all that surprising. The Browns basically named Brian Hoyer the starter heading into camp. Basically. Nearly. Almost. Not quite. In a lot of ways, Mike Pettine and

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Jerry Jones’ son “snatched” the Johnny Manziel draft card away on draft day

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Have you guys heard about how the Dallas Cowboys almost drafted Johnny Manziel? I thought everyone had, but it’s come up again, this time with even more details. Jim Dent has written in his new book that Jerry Jones’ son “snatched” the Manziel draft card from his dad’s hands, otherwise Johnny Football would be in

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Browns fans seem content with current quarterback competition

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If this Cleveland Browns training camp continues the way it started, a true quarterback controversy will never develop. You get the sense that the national media has been gearing up for it all along because Johnny Manziel is popular. He is a high profile player who generates excitement whenever you talk about him. His jersey

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Dez Bryant says Brandon Weeden “was doing some great things out in Cleveland.”

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Dez Bryant is a great receiver and it’s in his best interest to pump up anyone who has the potential of throwing him a football in the NFL, but this is ridiculous. Maybe he meant on the golf courses of Cleveland? Brandon Weeden joined the Cowboys this off-season and Dez Bryant spoke with the Dallas

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WFNY’s State of the Browns: Quarterbacks

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The season is just 100 days away. Enthusiasm is growing with each 140-character update from OTAs. The Cleveland Browns have had a very busy offseason in terms of the roster, coaching staff, and front office. Making big splashes both in free agency and the draft, they’ve completely revamped the roster. Each week from today to the beginning

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I’m not cheering the Greg Little release, but it’s no big deal

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And so the Greg Little era in Cleveland has come to a close. It’s not a day worth celebrating, that’s for sure. It’s never a good day when your team gives up on a second-round draft pick who was still playing under his rookie contract. It’s never a good day when your team is cutting a player

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Terrell Pryor to be cut or traded by Raiders

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Former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Terrell Pryor didn’t have an awful year last year, but he apparently isn’t going to be a part of the future in Oakland. It certainly sounds like if you’re a bettor that you should probably assume he’ll get cut. It seems unlikely that anyone would trade for Pryor when the

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Calling out the worst of all NFL draft clichés

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Leading up to an NFL draft, there are a lot of hackneyed conversations that will drive a fan absolutely crazy. It seems that some fans want to rely on simplistic rules to simplify the NFL draft for themselves. It’s a coping mechanism to help deal with the fact that most fans have do not possess nearly

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Colt McCoy signs with the Washington Redskins

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Colt McCoy wasn’t out of work long. The former Browns quarterback has never been able to find tons of success in the NFL, but the backup QB game isn’t so bad. Brandon Weeden, Jason Campbell, Derek Anderson, Colt McCoy? All of them have been able to find rosters at least for this year’s training camp.

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Josh Gordon thinks Browns will draft a QB at No. 4

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Josh Gordon might not know a whole lot more about the Cleveland Browns’ draft plans than we do. That has to be stated first and foremost. Still, Gordon’s opinion on the matter is interesting just the same. On Thursday, the Pro Bowl wide receiver told ESPN that he believes the Browns will call a quarterback’s name with

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Jason Campbell signs on with Bengals for one year

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Being a backup quarterback in the NFL isn’t such a bad gig. Despite lackluster performances, former Browns like Brandon Weeden and Derek Anderson are never going to be out of work, it seems. Jason Campbell had a pretty bad year for a starting quarterback in the NFL, but it was apparently good enough to get him

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Brandon Weeden, Dallas Cowboy

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Well, that didn’t take long. Good ole’ Brandon Weeden, everyone’s favorite whipping boy here in Cleveland during his two year stint as Quarterback, has officially found a new home. The Dallas Cowboys have announced they have given the former Browns first round pick a two-year deal. Terms have not yet been disclosed. The 30-year old

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Brandon Weeden visiting Dallas today

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In my experience, Dallas Cowboys fans have some consternation with regard to Tony Romo. In Romo, they’ve got a guy with some clear ability and talent, but he never seems to put them over the top. Romo is nearing his mid-30’s now as an NFL player and makes a ton of money and it’s reasonable

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Your 2014 (Offseason) Champion Cleveland Browns: While We’re Waiting

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Tell me how my Ben Tate: So how about these free-spendin’ Browns? While some national types will want to parse apart the $7 million given to Ben Tate this past weekend  (Phil Dawson money!), Cleveland locked up a 25-year-old without much in the way of mileage on his tires. Sure, those tires have had trouble

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Animated: Brandon Weeden’s career in Cleveland … in gifs

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Has any one NFL player provided as much giffable content as Brandon Weeden has in his two (was it really just two?) seasons with the Browns? Weeden was cut loose on Wednesday afternoon, set to take advantage of other opportunities. But today, we take a look back at Weeden’s career in Cleveland, one gif at

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Browns release Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell

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The unemployment rate amongst gingers just experienced quite a bump as the Cleveland Browns, in one of their more anticipated decisions, have parted ways with former first-round pick Brandon Weeden. After a season filled with back-handed passes, game-changing interceptions and incredible amounts of booing, Browns general manager Ray Farmer decided that Weeden’s future would not include the city

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Ray Farmer already speaking like a seasoned General Manager

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Ray Farmer has been an NFL general manager for a little less than two weeks, but he already has one part of the job down: He has learned the art of speaking without saying anything. On Thursday, Farmer met with the media at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. As you would expect, Farmer was asked

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Browns expected to release Jason Campbell

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Find me another profession where you can be considered elite one week1 and unemployed just a few weeks later. Such could be the case for Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell who, per ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi, is expected to be released due to triggered escalators in his contract. Campbell, who was leapfrogged by Brian Hoyer

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Video: Davone Bess says “ask Brandon Weeden” about tweets

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The Davone Bess story isn’t all that important, but man is it strangely entertaining. This video taken as Bess was walking away from jail includes a lot of non-answers, until someone asks him about the “weed tweets.” Bess replies, “ask Brandon Weeden. I don’t know.” The quote is at about 1:20 of the video. Did

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My Cleveland Sportsman of 2013: Brian Hoyer

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Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Given that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2013′s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by a WFNY writer.

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