Browns HC Mike Pettine said Brian Hoyer will be the team's starter in their first preseason game, and that the first two preseason games will likely decide who will start in Week One.
Johnny "Football" did not impress many people early on in camp and Hoyer looked like the clear favorite to win the starting job. Johnny has made some strides in camp and has earned more first-team reps in practice lately, and could very well start the second preseason game. Manziel clearly is a "Light On" performer over a practice performer, he'll just need to impress in his limited preseason opportunities. ANALYST: Drew Phelps
Devin Hester (toe) has been cleared to return from injury in Week 13.
Hester has been on short-term IR all year with the toe injury and has finally been cleared to return. Considering the offensive struggles for the Falcons, he may be used as more than just a return man. There's been little help opposite Julio Jones so perhaps Hester will get a crack at some extra snaps. He certainly couldn't do worse than what the team has there right now. Of course, Matt Ryan still has to wake up as well. Analysis: Howard Bender