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Hoyer to start over Manziel

Although neither quarterback has had a particularly stellar preseason, the Browns have decided on Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel to start in Week 1. Hoyer struggled in their Monday night game against the Redskins, but Manziel didn't do much better, and he sparked a controversy by gesturing with his middle finger toward the Redskins' bench. Manziel may be the team's QB of the future, but it remains to be seen just when that will come.

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  • When will Johnny Manziel be the Browns' full-time starting quarterback?

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  • How much do you believe Johnny Manziel's obscene gesture toward the Redskins' sideline during Monday night's game factored into his not getting the Browns' starting quarterback job?

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  • How many games will the Browns win this season?

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  • Did the Browns make the right call in naming Brian Hoyer their starting quarterback over Johnny Manziel?

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Manziel's controversial moment

Johnny Manziel just can't escape controversy. Less than a week after showing up late to a team meeting, Manziel during Monday night's game at Washington flipped off the opposing bench. Manziel is facing a fine, of course, and now questions about his maturity (his performance, too, didn't exactly excite; he was 7-of-16 for 65 yards and a touchdown). What do you make of it all?

Should Johnny Manziel be fined for his middle-finger gesture during Monday night's game at Washington?

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  • What do you make of Johnny Manziel's middle-finger gesture Monday night at Washington?

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  • Will Johnny Manziel's behavior negatively affect his NFL career?

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  • Who will be the Browns' starting quarterback in Week 1?

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  • Who should be the Browns' starting quarterback in Week 1?

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  • What is your opinion of Johnny Manziel?

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  • What is Johnny Manziel's NFL future?

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Maybe Andrew Hawkins forgot he's not a Cincinnati Bengal anymore. That would explain why, on Thursday, the newly signed Cleveland Browns wide receiver decided to troll LeBron James-hungry Cavaliers fans by tweeting the following:



Yes, that's a link to a 2006 story, when James signed an extension with Cleveland. Predictably, fans were upset.





Hawkins' reaction to the reaction? Well ...





Here's betting Hawkins really hopes LeBron comes back.

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Josh Gordon arrested for DWI

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was arrested on a DWI charge over the weekend, adding to his long list of off-field issues that have plagued him since college. Some are calling for the Browns to release Gordon, while others are arguing that would be a meaningless move as he is likely to be in rehab all season anyway and would be quickly re-signed by another team for the 2015 season.

What should the Browns do? Do you come at the topic with experience dealing with individuals suffering from substance abuse issues?

Should the Browns cut Josh Gordon following his DWI arrest?

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  • If Josh Gordon spends the 2014 season in rehab and says he is clean for 2015, would you want him on your team?

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Will Manziel be a distraction?

Johnny Manziel has returned to the Cleveland Browns to participate in OTAs -- and, yeah, there are questions. A major one: Does his party-filled weekend in Las Vegas mean he isn't totally committed to football? He says he is. The Browns don't seem to be bothered by his actions in his off-time. Are you?

  • Do you have a problem with Johnny Manziel spending Memorial Day weekend partying in Las Vegas?

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  • How much of a distraction will Johnny Manziel be for the Browns this season?

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  • When should Johnny Manziel start at QB for the Browns?

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  • When will Johnny Manziel start for the Browns?

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  • What is Johnny Manziel's NFL future (drafted No. 22 overall by Browns)?

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  • What is your opinion of Johnny Manziel?

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