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Cleveland Browns' talks with Brian Hoyer on hold

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Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer has promised to find coach Mike Pettine a quarterback this offseason, but any pursuit of last year's starter, Brian Hoyer, will have to wait.

Negotiations between the sides are on hold until Farmer and Hoyer sit down face-to-face to talk about the general manager's role in the team's game-day texting scandal, per ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler.

Farmer apologized for his actions this week at the NFL Scouting Combine, taking full accountability for texting down to the sideline during Browns games.

Still, Hoyer recently said that he wants to learn of the league's findings on the matter before moving forward with the Browns. Fowler noted that Hoyer wants to talk with Farmer about the context of those texts -- and whether or not they involved the quarterback -- adding that "it's possible feelings will be hurt."

A meeting between the two makes plenty of sense, as Hoyer will also want to know what the front office plans to do under center. Whether or not NFL teams view Hoyer as a starter, the quarterback has maintained all along that he wants to see meaningful snaps in 2015. The long-lingering void at the position in Cleveland still makes the Browns Hoyer's best chance to start.

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