CLEVELAND – Quarterback Brian Hoyer will not be returning to the Cleveland Browns, according to a report.

Hoyer told USA Today on Thursday he and the Browns will part ways.

“It’s good for both sides to get a fresh start and go our separate ways,” Hoyer, told USA Today. “Being from here, I’ll always root for the Browns. I know I’m going to be continuing my football career somewhere.”

The Browns signed quarterback Josh McCown to a three-year deal worth $14 million last week.

Former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel checked into rehab this offseason and Hoyer told USA Today it was a move that takes guts.

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