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Cleveland Browns not interested in Brian Hoyer

The Cleveland Browns could potentially add another quarterback to the roster and give Brandon Weeden a second backup to Jason Campbell, but that doesn’t exactly seem like a likely option at this juncture. Even if it does happen, a source close to the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot reports that the Cleveland Browns are not interested in acquiring Arizona Cardinals backup quarterback Brian Hoyer. Cabot notes that the NFL Network reported that the Browns previously had interest in Hoyer.

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The Cardinals are actively trading Hoyer, because they have a surplus of backup quarterbacks after acquiring Carson Palmer from the Oakland Raiders. Hoyer is a former New England Patriots backup, and he also briefly spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers last season. The Browns are not interested in Hoyer, but I still think he lands in the AFC North due to the Steelers reportedly heavy interest in adding Hoyer as a backup after owning him last season.

Hoyer is a solid backup and is a 27-year-old veteran with great accuracy and solid decision-making that makes up for his lack of arm strength. While Hoyer will never be a starter, he will always be a solid backup QB. Hoyer will definitely be out of Arizona at some point in the near future, and it will be interesting to see what the Cardinals can get out of him.

The Browns don’t even need another backup quarterback anyway, and they didn’t even show interest in acquiring Ryan Mallett from the New England Patriots in the newest batch of rumors regarding Mallett (teams other than the Browns have shown interest in him, though). The Browns won’t be going after this former Patriots QB, and that comes as no surprise either when you look at it.

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Topics: Arizona Cardinals, Brian Hoyer, Cleveland Browns

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