More details came in today about quarterback Brian Hoyer, who officially signed his two-year deal. According to Adam Caplan, Hoyer's contract from the Cleveland Browns includes $250,000 in guaranteed money:
$250 K guaranteed area. RT @ruiterwrongfan: Bryan Hoyer signed his 2-year contract w/ #Browns today— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) May 17, 2013
That's not an amount that makes him impossible to release by any stretch, but it might be more incentive to keep him on the roster as a third quarterback over a Thaddeus Lewis. Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski was asked about the signing of Hoyer, to which he commented, "Brian brings experience and a solid reputation to our squad. We are looking forward to getting him out on the field."
Both quarterbacks were grilled about their thoughts on the signing of Hoyer at a Charity Golf Outing (what a buzzkill, eh?). Mary Kay Cabot from the Plain Dealer had a lot of quotes from Brandon Weeden and a couple from Jason Campbell; here is a highlight from each of them:
"I was surprised, but that's the nature of the beast," Weeden said. "It's part of this business and if you start worrying about it, that's too much to worry about. That's my mentality going forward."
"You usually go into training camp with four quarterbacks," said Campbell. "You knew somewhere along that it would probably happen."
To make room for Hoyer, the Browns released undrafted free agent fullback Garrett Hoskins. That is one less fullback in camp for Owen Marecic to worry about. The Browns will have to release another player once running back Brandon Jackson officially signs his contract.