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Hoyer goes down, Weeden returns in Cleveland

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Just as Brian Hoyer had strengthened his grip on the starting quarterback job in Cleveland, he went down with an injury on Thursday night and was replaced by the man he had previously replaced, Brandon Weeden.

Hoyer suffered an injury on the Browns’ second drive on Thursday night against the Bills, leaving the game and being replaced by Weeden, who had missed the last two games with a thumb injury.

On the play on which Hoyer was hurt, he had just begun a feet-first slide when Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso hit him. Hoyer went down awkwardly and hurt his right knee.

Hoyer had been playing well in the early going on Thursday night, but the Browns promptly went three-and-out when Weeden came onto the field. Weeden threw two incompletions, and neither pass was even close to a Browns receiver. Weeden was booed by the Cleveland fans as he left the field.

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44 Responses to “Hoyer goes down, Weeden returns in Cleveland”
  1. stainlessstill says: Oct 3, 2013 8:47 PM

    Factory of Sadness strikes again. Damn. Hoyer was looking good.

  2. blacknole08 says: Oct 3, 2013 8:49 PM

    Wow…. I’m rooting for you Hoyer. Hope it is not anything too serious.

  3. afcdomination says: Oct 3, 2013 8:51 PM

    darn. ruins the game

  4. dirtybird28 says: Oct 3, 2013 8:51 PM

    I was really rooting for the guy. Although I’m not a Browns fan but you can’t help but pull for them with all of their problems in the history of the franchise and Hoyer looked legitimate.

  5. juliuspeppersandonions says: Oct 3, 2013 8:51 PM

    Weeden is garbage. I’m not a Browns fan, but Hoyer had some great chemistry with Gordon and Cameron

  6. agelardi says: Oct 3, 2013 8:52 PM

    And somewhere Colt McCoy has an evil grin on his face.

  7. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Oct 3, 2013 8:53 PM

    It’s not like we needed any further proof… but God really hates Cleveland… a lot.

  8. rowdymon says: Oct 3, 2013 8:53 PM

    It really sucks. Hope Hoyer can bounce back. Man is Mingo good.

  9. uscoach says: Oct 3, 2013 8:54 PM

    Lol wow only in Cleveland

  10. steelerstrong says: Oct 3, 2013 8:55 PM

    Man, it must really suck to be a Cleveland fan. Especially this week. Wish that team could get a break. Hoyer is a good QB. Hope he’s ok.

  11. tolan04 says: Oct 3, 2013 8:56 PM

    Wow I thought buffalo was cursed. Indians lose last night not even 24 hours later hoyer hurt

  12. babyfarkmcgeezax says: Oct 3, 2013 8:57 PM

    Damn it, Weeden is a joke

  13. drunknbflo says: Oct 3, 2013 8:58 PM

    Thats what kiko does. Knocks dudes out.

  14. skinsfan91 says: Oct 3, 2013 8:59 PM

    Is Jason Campbell really not an option? Or is he not with Cle. anymore?

  15. daroc88 says: Oct 3, 2013 9:00 PM

    I knew there would be complications when the ESPN ‘experts’ (with the exception of Eric Allen) picked the Browns to win tonight. Never pick a team with the history of the Browns to suddenly become that heavy of a favorite!!

  16. bostoncollie says: Oct 3, 2013 9:00 PM

    Get Freeman’s agent on the phone.

  17. dumbpollack says: Oct 3, 2013 9:01 PM

    Weeden is dumb as a box of rocks! We are screwed!!

  18. meatsweat says: Oct 3, 2013 9:01 PM

    How hard is it to slide!?

  19. greenandgold1972 says: Oct 3, 2013 9:04 PM

    Did they really check where the stadium is built? Any chance there an indian burial ground there? They HAVE to be cursed!!

  20. steelers88 says: Oct 3, 2013 9:05 PM

    I’m sorry but Hoyer is not a franchise QB. If people think his the future of the Browns then they must be CRAZY.

  21. GenXJay says: Oct 3, 2013 9:05 PM

    Unfortunate. Both for him & Brownie fans.

  22. eaglefan94 says: Oct 3, 2013 9:06 PM

    I blame the all brown uniforms.

    I hope Hoyer is okay.

  23. bensstinkyfingers says: Oct 3, 2013 9:08 PM

    Was going to be a fun game to watch, unless they say Hoyer will be back in tonight, this browns fan is going to bed at the half. Seen too many Weeden overthrows, indecisions, taking sacks to believe they have a chance.

  24. brucetrimble says: Oct 3, 2013 9:10 PM

    Really, Cleveland? You boo the second string QB after the first stringer goes down? Talk about classless. BTW every team needs a retired blow hard like Jim Brown to remind ownership, players and fans that the teams glory days are in the past and that no RB on the current roster will ever compare to him. Holmgren was right to separate the team from Brown, who served as consultant at the time.

  25. wearethesteelers says: Oct 3, 2013 9:14 PM

    The Browns are pathetically bad.

  26. gorgorcomes says: Oct 3, 2013 9:16 PM

    Hoyer didn’t hurt his knee. His knee hurt him for not showing Kiko Alonso proper respect- the legend grows…

  27. natijim235 says: Oct 3, 2013 9:17 PM

    as a bengals fan hoyer had a big hand in beating the bengals last week – why couldn’t he get hurt last week

  28. saints4life57 says: Oct 3, 2013 9:19 PM

    And somewhere else in the world…………. Tebow is saying wow I think this is a calling from god that he wants me to play for the Browns, because I still want to be an NFL QB! I want to I want to wahhhhhhh mommy no one is letting me play for them!

  29. cwk22 says: Oct 3, 2013 9:20 PM

    Bad luck. Get well soon Hoyer. A Dolphin Fan

  30. detroit20iron says: Oct 3, 2013 9:21 PM

    Such bad luck. Weeden looks terrible too

  31. boknowsvt says: Oct 3, 2013 9:21 PM

    Anyone else think the Browns look like turds in those all brown uniforms?

  32. therillest says: Oct 3, 2013 9:22 PM

    BOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  33. shaggyjeff says: Oct 3, 2013 9:23 PM

    Josh freeman on line 1

  34. wearethesteelers says: Oct 3, 2013 9:24 PM

    Jordan Cameron is the only good player they have.

  35. supremecomander says: Oct 3, 2013 9:28 PM

    That rookie LB Alonso is a dirty player. The QB was trying to slide. Expect a package Monday morning from the league office you bum.

  36. patriots420 says: Oct 3, 2013 9:29 PM

    Wow is this apropo. #factoryofsadness

  37. jackflash68 says: Oct 3, 2013 9:29 PM

    i have come to really despise pink on the field, im sorry…its overdone

  38. brutusmandingo says: Oct 3, 2013 9:43 PM

    “Better Call Freeman “

  39. saintswillprevail says: Oct 3, 2013 9:47 PM

    Not a Browns fan but pulling for Hoyer. That team really needs some good luck.

  40. hutkov says: Oct 3, 2013 9:53 PM

    Even though they are currently winning, Weeden has shown nothing to earn his job back. All he demonstrates is why he should be cut.

  41. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 3, 2013 10:12 PM

    Poor Hoyer. Finally gets his shot, he’s doing very well and WA-BAM ! Sorry kid you’re outta there.

  42. oldcracker says: Oct 3, 2013 10:21 PM

    Damn!

  43. ballboy48 says: Oct 4, 2013 12:45 AM

    If I’m Cleveland, I’m bringing in Freeman. He’s 6’6″, has a cannon of an arm, and is more athletic than Weeden. He’s completed about 60% of his passes in the NFL, with 80 TD’s, 60 INT’s, and has a QB rating of 82. He needed to get out of a Toxic environment in Tampa, and I honestly believe that Schiano is the real problem there. In Norv Turner’s offense, Freeman could be huge.

  44. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 4, 2013 1:03 AM

    I told you four days ago that Weeden would be back.

    Of course… I meant after he gets benched for failing against mediocre to good PASS Defenses.

    Hoyer got a break by facing Minnesota’s 32nd ranked PASS Defense and a Cincinnati that’s missing 4 guys from their secondary (#1 corner/#1 free safety/#2 corner/#3 corner/#5 corner were OUT).

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