The Cleveland Browns have announced that third-string quarterback Brian Hoyer will start the team’s Week 3 game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski confirmed on Wednesday morning that Hoyer, despite being inactive this past Sunday, will leapfrog second-string quarterback Jason Campbell as a replacement for Brandon Weeden who will miss the contest due to a thumb injury sustained late in the team’s Week 2 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
The 27-year-old Hoyer last started on December 30 of 2012, then a member of the Arizona Cardinals, in a loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He was 19-of-34 for 225 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
The Vikings (0-2) defense has managed to record just one sack on the season.
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