Free agent quarterback Brian Hoyer zeroing in on Houston?

Brian Hoyer led the Browns to a 7-2 start but the team struggled down the stretch and he lost his starting job.

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Cleveland Browns free agent quarterback Brian Hoyer is set to leave the team but the destination remains up in the air, according to reports Monday morning.

In that case, Hoyer would again have to compete for a starting quarterback job, just as he did with Johnny Manziel at training camp before this past season.

Hoyer, a northeast Ohio native, started 16 games in two seasons with the Browns, throwing 17 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. His last four starts in a Browns uniform were a struggle, as he found paydirt only once and was picked eight times, which led to his benching for the rookie Manziel.

The Browns recently signed veteran free agent quarterback Josh McCown to a three-year deal.