It was never really a question as to whether or not Hoyer would start the contest against the Detroit Lions as first round pick Johnny Manziel had been slow to start camp.
While Manziel has made gains on Hoyer in recent days the Browns still view the incumbent as a viable starter.
#Browns Pettine: Hoyer will start Saturday vs. Lions.
— Scott Petrak ct (@ScottPetrak) August 6, 2014
The Browns are hoping to announce their regular season starter prior to the third preseason game.