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  • BEREA, Ohio -- Brian Hoyer spent a long, merciless winter in Cleveland rehabbing his right knee so hed be ready for the day he could run on the field again. Paul Kariya Jersey . Hes never worked harder at anything in his life. The Browns are his team, and have been since he was a little kid. And now that hes back -- not 100 per cent, but getting there -- the homegrown quarterback, whose promising 2013 season was cut short after only two starts by a serious injury, isnt about to let go of his dream of leading an NFL team without a fight. Cleveland can draft a franchise quarterback next week. Hoyer believes the Browns already have one. "I know how I feel about myself," he said. "I know how my teammates feel. Im trying to go out and prove it to these new coaches and all I can really ask for is a chance and I think Ill get that. Im going out there every day, and until someone tells me otherwise, I think Im the starter for this team." Six months after surgery on a torn anterior cruciate ligament, Hoyer participated in Clevelands first voluntary minicamp practice Tuesday to rave reviews. It was a significant step for the 28-year-old, who showed poise and potential in winning his first two starts before he was injured while sliding at the end of scramble against Buffalo. Hoyer was sharp during the portion of practice open to media members. He didnt show any limitations while making cuts, and displayed nice footwork while firing pinpoint passes. If not for the brace on his right knee, there would have been no evidence Hoyer had been hurt. Following the indoor workout, Hoyer was upbeat and somewhat relieved. "It was awesome," he said. "I felt really good, which was no surprise to me. I felt like I was prepared for this for a while. Its just good to play football again." Hoyer has been cleared to do individual work, but not take part in team drills. The Browns dont want to take any unnecessary risks with Hoyer. But that didnt stop him from pleading with new Browns coach Mike Pettine to let him jump behind centre during 11-on-11 drills. "He begged me to be able to jump in there for the team stuff and I had to play head coach for a minute and tell him no," Pettine said. "But again, thats the way he is. Thats the way hes made up, ultimate competitor, so I think he firmly believes that its his job." Hoyer spent three seasons sitting behind Tom Brady, then made one start during a year in Arizona before getting his shot last year with the Browns. Hes aware Cleveland could use the No. 4 overall pick next week on a quarterback. Theres a chance in a few weeks Hoyer could find himself competing with someone like Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel. How would he react? "Just be myself," he said. "I have to do what I do on a daily basis and work hard. Thats all I know how to do." Hoyer isnt the only quarterback trying to make an impression this week. Vince Young, who hasnt played in an NFL regular-season game since 2011, has three days to convince the Browns he can help them. The 30-year-old said hes motivated to resume a career after being sidetracked the past few seasons. "The fire is lit always," Young said. "One thing a lot of people dont know, I love this game so much." Young has been given no guarantees other than hell get a chance. He was with Green Bay late last summer, but got released. Young was reluctant to discuss why his pro career has stalled. "Im just happy to have the opportunity playing for a historic team, a respectful team," Young said. "Its a long history for the Browns. "Im just going to make the best of it." Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has admired Young for years. Gordons mom taught Young in elementary school and has looked up to the fellow Texan. From what Gordon can tell, Young isnt done yet. "Oh yeah," he said. "Hes still got it." NOTES: RB Dion Lewis, OL Chris Faulk, LB Quentin Groves and S Josh Aubrey were on the field after sustaining season-ending injuries in 2013. WR/KR Travis Benjamin is on schedule after undergoing knee surgery, but Pettine said the Browns will likely keep him out until training camp. Cale Makar Jersey .J. -- New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is going to start the off-season training program with a surgically repaired left ankle. Anton Lindholm Jersey . The struggling New Orleans Pelicans were simply overmatched. Crawford hit seven 3s on his way to 24 points, and the Clippers beat the Pelicans 123-110 on Monday night. "We understand what we do well. If we all do what we do well, well make our team stronger," Crawford said.Timeline of Bud Seligs tenure in charge of Major League Baseball:Sept. 9, 1992 — Selig is appointed to the newly created role of chairman of the executive council, two days after Commissioner Fay Vincent resigned following a no-confidence vote.Feb. 3, 1993 — Selig suspends Cincinnati owner Marge Schott for one year starting March 1 for using racially and ethnically insensitive, offensive and intolerable language.Sept. 9, 1993 — Owners vote to add another round of playoffs for 1994 that include two wild cards, resulting in doubling of the post-season to eight teams, and to divide each league into three divisions instead of two.Sept. 14, 1994 — Selig cancels the World Series for the first time in 90 years after players, fearful owners will implement a salary cap after the season, struck on Aug. 12.March 9, 1995 — Owners vote to add expansion teams Arizona and Tampa Bay for the 1998 season.March 31, 1995 — Players end their 232-day strike when U.S. District Judge Sonia Sotomayor issues a preliminary injuction ordering owners to restore free agent bidding, salary arbitration and the anti-collusion provisions of baseballs expired collective bargaining agreement.Jan. 18, 1996 — Owners approve the start of interleague play for the 1997 season.March 14, 1997 — Players and owners agree to a labour contract through the 2000 season with a union option to extend it through 2001, a deal that institutes revenue sharing and a luxury tax.April 15, 1997 — On the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseballs colour barrier, Selig retires Robinsons No. 42 throughout the major leagues.Nov. 6, 1997 — Following authorization by owners on Oct. 15, the executive council approves switch of Milwaukee to the National League for 1998.July 9, 1998 — Selig is elected commissioner after repeateddly saying he would never take the job. Joe Colborne Jersey. Jan. 19, 2000 — Owners vote to eliminate American and National League offices, which leads to merging of umpires into a consolidated staff under a March agreement with the World Umpires Association.Jan. 20, 2000 — Owners approve giving all club Internet rights to Major League Baseball, leading to the formation of MLB Advanced Media.Aug. 7, 2002 — Players and owners agree to their first joint drug agreement since 1985, announcing urine testing will start with survey testing in 2003 that could lead to testing with penalties in 2004. Following pressure from Congress, the agreement is toughened in January 2005, November 2005, April 2008, November 2011, January 2013 and March 2014.Jan. 16, 2003 — Owners approve giving World Series home-field advantage to the league that wins the All-Star game, which players agree to in May.Aug. 19, 2004 — Owners approve the launch of a World Cup-style tournament in 2006, which is later named the World Baseball Classic.Dec. 3, 2004 — Owners conditionally approve the move of the Montreal Expos to Washington for the 2005 season.May 17, 2007 — Owners approve formation of the MLB Network, which will launch on Jan. 1, 2009.Aug. 26, 2008 — Selig reverses years of opposition, and players and owners announce umpires will be allowed to check video on home run calls starting Aug. 28.Nov. 17, 2011 — MLB announces Houston will move to the American League as soon as the 2013 season.March 2, 2012 — Players and owners agree to expand playoffs to 10 teams with the addition of a second wild card in each league.Sept. 26, 2013 — Selig announces his final day as commissioner will be Jan. 24, 2015.Jan. 16, 2014 — Owners approve vast expansion of video review for umpires starting with the 2014 season. NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale China NFL Hoodies NFL Jerseys Outlet Cheap NFL Jerseys OutletWholesale Jerseys 2019 Stitched Jerseys Cheap NFL Gear Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap NFL Gear Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic NFL Jerseys From ChinaWholesale Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys China Disocunt Football Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet ' ' '