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Hoyer to start at QB for Browns on Sunday

Berea, Ohio (Sports Network) - Cleveland Browns coach Rob Chudzinski has informed Brian Hoyer that he will start at quarterback Sunday at Minnesota.

Starting quarterback Brandon Weeden is dealing with a sprained thumb after hitting it on a helmet during the fourth quarter of last Sunday's 14-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Jason Campbell took over for Weeden on Cleveland's final possession and threw three incompletions in a row. His fourth pass, an underhand scoop, left Jordan Cameron well short of a first down.

Weeden passed for 227 yards before leaving the game. The 2012 first-round pick has thrown for 516 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions this season for the Browns (0-2).

The decision to go with Hoyer against the Vikings is somewhat surprising, considering Campbell is listed as the No. 2 quarterback on the team's depth chart.

Hoyer played in two games (one start) with the Cardinals last season, passing for 330 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

09/18 18:31:20 ET

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