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Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer out for season with torn knee ligament

The Browns fear that Brian Hoyer has torn ligaments in his knee. (Diamond Images/Getty Images) From No. 3 to starter to out: The Browns have lost Brian Hoyer for the season. (Diamond Images/Getty Images)

Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer will be sidelined for the rest of the season with a torn right knee ligament, according to the team.

He was injured when hit by Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso while sliding on an 11-yard run in the first quarter of the team's 37-24 win over Buffalo on Thursday. Brandon Weeden replaced Hoyer and led the Browns to their third straight win.

FARRAR: Browns lose Brian Hoyer to first-quarter knee injury

Hoyer began the year as Cleveland's No. 3 quarterback and led the Browns to wins in two straight starts after replacing an injured Weeden. Hoyer completed 55 of 92 passes for 590 yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions in wins over the Vikings and Bengals.

Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said he has not spoken to CEO Joe Banner about who will start at quarterback

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