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Brian Hoyer ready for potential Johnny Manziel QB battle

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer is ready for the fight of his life as he awaits the QB draft prospect that will arrive in Cleveland for a QB battle to the death.

The Browns are likely to draft one of the top three QB draft prospects Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles or Teddy Bridgewater.  

Hoyer was outstanding last season for the Browns in the few games that he played, as he was undefeated in three starts for Cleveland.

2013 acted as the first campaign in his career that he had earned multiple starts in the NFL, but what could have been a promising season ended in devastation when he picked up an ACL tear. 

The 28-year-old hasn't let the setback faze him though, and he plans to hit training camp in the summer with full vigour as he prepares for a classic QB depth chart battle. 

Hoyer has now been cleared to start training again, and he jumped at the opportunity to get a head start on things. 

"I saw the opportunity that presented itself," Hoyer said. "I knew we had a minicamp before the draft and I really wanted to push myself to be able to participate as much as I could. With the new staff and GM, (I wanted) to show these guys that I'll be ready to go."

Hoyer knows that the Browns will almost certainly draft a QB in May, but he's not letting that damage his preparation for 2014. 

"It's inevitable," Hoyer told "In this league, there's constant change. Just by the sheer numbers, someone's coming. Where that might be, no one knows.

"You just have to control what you can control," he said. "To look over your shoulder, I don't know what to look over my shoulder at right now, so who knows how it will shake out."

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