On the eve of the free agency negotiating period, the pool of quarterbacks available to the Browns dwindled by two.

Backup Matt Moore re-signed with the Miami Dolphins for two years and restricted backup Brian Hoyer received the second-round tender from the Arizona Cardinals, according to CBS Sports, meaning the Browns are out of the potential mix. Hoyer's new club would have to surrender a second-round pick, and the Browns used theirs on receiver Josh Gordon.

Moore and Hoyer were believed to be two of the many veterans the Browns studied as possible competition for Brandon Weeden. Others still expected to become available are the New Orleans Saints' Chase Daniel, the Carolina Panthers' Derek Anderson and former Philadelphia Eagle Vince Young.