Sep 7, 2014 at 6pm UK at ​Heinz Field
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Cleveland Browns name Brian Hoyer as starter ahead of Johnny Manziel

Brian Hoyer is announced as the starting quarterback at the Cleveland Browns for the 2014 season ahead of first-round Draft pick Johnny Manziel.

The Cleveland Browns have confirmed that Brian Hoyer will be the club's starting quarterback for the start for the 2014 season ahead of Johnny Manziel.

Hoyer joined the Browns in the 2013 season and played three games after dislodging Brandon Weeden as the club's signal caller, but was then ruled out of the campaign with an ACL tear.

Mike Pettine's side selected Manziel in the first round of the 2014 Draft to compete for the starting job, but Hoyer has won the battle during training camp to start ahead of the 21-year-old.

"He was the clear leader from the beginning," Pettine told the club's official website. "We've maintained all along that if it was close, I would prefer to go with the more experienced player.

"Brian has done a great job in the meeting rooms and with his teammates on the practice field and in the locker room.

"I think Brian's been very poised. I think he's handled the situation well. He's had a lot of things going on."

The Browns open their 2014 campaign against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 7.

Cleveland Browns new head coach Mike Pettine fields questions from the media during a press conference to announce his hiring at the Browns training facility on January 23, 2014
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