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CLEVELAND - Brian Hoyers precarious grip on the Browns starting job and rookie John

CLEVELAND - Brian Hoyers precarious grip on the Browns starting job and rookie Johnny Manziels presence makes it tough to negotiate a new contract for the quarterback. Dennis Pitta Jersey . His agent thinks it will happen anyway. Hoyer, who is coming back after undergoing off-season right knee surgery, will enter training camp with the lead in his competition with Manziel. But until the Browns are convinced Hoyer is healthy, and providing he holds off Manziel, its difficult for the team to gauge his value. Agent Joe Linta said the sides have had some preliminary discussions, but it may be some time before they get serious about negotiations. "We just had a couple of friendly conversations," Linta said in an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday. "They agreed that its very difficult to assess his worth presently. I think that this will all work itself quickly as the season moves forward." Hoyer went 3-0 as a starter last season before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament while sliding at the end of a scramble. He recovered more quickly than doctors expected and he moved well during practices in the teams mini-camp this spring. Hoyer was kept out of 11-on-11 drills to avoid contact, but hes expected to be fully cleared when training camp opens on July 26. First-year Browns coach Mike Pettine recently said Hoyer had the lead in the quarterback competition over Manziel, who was selected in the first round of Mays NFL draft. Manziel could one day supplant Hoyer as Clevelands starter, but thats not guaranteed, so its difficult for the team to decide whether they should pay Hoyer like a starter or a backup. After all, Hoyer had been a career backup before the Cleveland-area native signed a signed a two-year, $1,965,000 contract with the Browns in May 2013. He received a $250,000 roster bonus in March and is scheduled to make a base salary of $1 million next season. The deal can reach $1.15 million with incentives. The 28-year-old Hoyer has waited patiently for his chance to start. Hes paid his dues. He also has impressed the Browns with his determination to return to the field. Linta said Hoyer is committed to the Browns, and hes hoping they feel the same way about him. "Brian wants to be in Cleveland," Linta said. "He loves how the fans rallied around him and the team during his winning streak last year. Hell never forget that. With that in mind and if the Browns want him, we will work something out eventually. (General manager) Ray Farmer and (executive VP) Sashi Brown are good guys to deal with and they, like the fans, want to win regardless of who the QB is." Farmer did not reply to an email seeking comment. Breshad Perriman Ravens Jersey .Y. - The Philadelphia Eagles game at Green Bay against the Packers on Nov. Jonathan Ogden Youth Jersey .m. on Friday. Granger was acquired from the Indiana Pacers last Thursday for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen, but never played a minute for Philadelphia. The 76ers also received a 2015 second-round draft pick in the deal. 403 Forbidden .C. -- The Edmonton Oilers used a late-power-play goal to get a hard-fought road victory.PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Atlanta Braves held a two-run lead as Alex Wood cruised into the eighth inning after seven shutout innings. A sixth-straight win was inevitable for the Braves against a seemingly-listless Pittsburgh Pirates team that had lost seven games in a row. Then the script flipped. Wood issued a walk to Gaby Sanchez and allowed a double to Travis Snider, and was removed from the game. Jordan Walden entered and allowed each of his inherited runners to score and tie the game in the eighth. In the ninth, Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchezs game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night. "We make that play 99 1-2 out of 100 times," Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said. With Upton and his brother B.J. in centerfield, they played deep in order to prevent a run scoring from first base on a double. Martes drive split them perfectly. "We both got there at the same time," Justin Upton said. "I took the lead and tried to go get it, and it just tipped off the end of my glove." David Carpenter (4-4) took the loss after allowing an unearned run to cross. Jordy Mercer led off with a single and Starling Martes fly ball to left-centre advanced him to third, where Mercer tagged up on Sanchezs flyout. Pittsburghs win snapped a seven-game losing streak, and ended Atlantas five-game winning streak. "To get the two to tie it up then some help and to win," manager Clint Hurdle said, "yeah, its a real nice shot in the arm." Upton drove in a run with a single in the first inning after Jason Heyward walked and Freddie Freeman singled. Uptons single extended his hitting streak to 11 games. After allowing a double to Evan Gattis leading off the second, Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole retired the next 12 batters he faced before Heyward singled in the sixth. Heyward scored again on a RBI single by Chris Johnson for a 2-0 Atlannta lead, and finished 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored. Breshad Perriman Jersey. Josh Harrison led off the first with a double, but was picked off by Atlanta left-hander Alex Wood. He was ruled out on a replay-review that overturned a safe call on Alex Woods throw over. Pittsburgh didnt place another man in scoring position until the eighth inning when Wood issued a walk to Sanchez and Travis Snider doubled before Wood recorded an out. Jordan Walden entered and allowed each of his inherited runners to score. Chris Stewart brought Sanchez home with a RBI groundout to first base and Snider scored on a wild pitch as Walden walked Neil Walker. Mark Melancon (2-3) worked a 1-2-3 ninth to earn a win. TRAINERS ROOM Braves: SS Andrelton Simmons (hip) started for the Braves after he was removed from Tuesdays game. ... RHP Shae Simmons (right shoulder soreness) is shut down for the near future after he felt soreness following his second rehab outing with Triple-A Gwinnett. Pirates: RHP Charlie Morton (hip) says his injury is a sports hernia. He was placed on the disabled list Monday, retroactive to Aug. 16, with what the team called right hip inflammation. Manager Clint Hurdle said the plan is to "try to calm the hip down." Morton will likely see a doctor soon and a return-to-pitch program for this season is still a possibility. ... 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