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Browns’ Brian Hoyer to participate in some capacity in offseason programs


The Cleveland Browns seemed to have found their starting quarterback in local product Brian Hoyer. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL and his season ended early. Since then Hoyer has been rehabbing and is preparing to participate in most offseason programs.

From the Akron Beacon-Journal:

Any scenario in which Hoyer, a North Olmsted native and Cleveland St. Ignatius High School graduate, would enter next season as the starter is contingent upon him bouncing back from the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in his right knee last October. He believes he’s on track to do so and expects to participate, at least in some capacity, in the team’s offseason workout program that begins April 7.

The Browns could still consider taking a quarterback in the draft, but Hoyer isn’t worried about it.

“Veterans have an advantage on rookies anyway ’cause those guys — I know from my first year — you train so much for the combine, things like that, that you’re not really training for reading defenses, playing football,” Hoyer, 28, said last month at a community event hosted by the Browns. “You’re worried about your 40 [-yard dash], your drops, things like that. For a veteran, I’m worried about minicamp. I’m not worried about going out and running a 40. So we’ve got an advantage anyway, and there’s always going to be competition. So I’m looking forward to it.”

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