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Training camp has officially started, and Brian Hoyer was in the Browns’ Berea, Ohio facility bright and early, ready to get to work.
• The latest on Josh Gordon dropped early this morning, and the star receiver will learn his fate for a reported failed drug test at his appeal hearing in New York City Aug. 1.
Over at Dawg Pound Daily, Editor Jared Mueller projects this year’s roster while comparing to the personnel who comprised last year’s team.
ESPN.com published this story on Hoyer being up for the challenge of running away with the starting job.
• In Indians news, Tribe fans are debating whether or not the team should pursue a pitcher or a big bat before the trade dealing. There’s a good chance the team will do something minimal, and add a reliever, seeing that Terry Francona loves his bullpen probably more than his own wife.
These bats could help the Tribe if the price is right.