July 24, 2016

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Browns Notes: Manziel expected to start Sunday, but Pettine says decision hasn’t been made

BEREA — Quarterback Johnny Manziel appears headed back into the starting lineup after a two-week exile. But coach Mike Pettine wasn’t ready to make it official Monday afternoon, despite an ESPN report that Manziel would start Sunday against San Francisco. “I know there’s reports out there as early as last night that had a decision Read More…

Bitonio is having solid season

Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine raised the bar and cranked up the pressure for Joel Bitonio during training camp when he predicted the second-year left guard would be the Browns’ breakout player and take the next step to the elite level. Pettine hasn’t been disappointed in Bitonio’s play but, with the Read More…

Browns to start QB Austin Davis on Sunday vs. Bengals; Johnny Manziel to remain on the bench

BEREA — Johnny Manziel’s benching will last at least two games. Coach Mike Pettine announced this morning Austin Davis will be the starting quarterback Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium. Manziel will be the backup. Davis will be the 24th quarterback to make a start for the Browns since their return in 1999. Read More…

Ravens 33, Browns 27: Cleveland finds new way to lose

CLEVELAND — The Browns used two quarterbacks not named Johnny Manziel. They led for the first time since Nov. 1. They tied the game with 1:47 left as backup Austin Davis completed six straight passes, including a 42-yard touchdown to receiver Travis Benjamin. They lost as only the Browns can. Travis Coons, who hadn’t missed Read More…

The man once again: McCown back at helm as Browns face Ravens in prime time

CLEVELAND — The ESPN cameras will assuredly focus on Johnny Manziel early and often tonight at FirstEnergy Stadium. They just won’t find him in the huddle. Manziel’s promotion to starter for the rest of the season was the story of the bye week. Then his quick demotion to No. 3 quarterback dominated the headlines as Read More…

Browns analysis: Team should part ways with Manziel after season

Johnny Manziel should remain on the Browns’ roster for the remainder of the season. He should be inactive for the final six games. He should be traded, or cut, in the offseason. Manziel blew his best — and perhaps last — chance to convince the Browns he could be the long-term answer at quarterback by Read More…

Moats fined following face mask penalty

  The Browns didn’t put up much resistance to the Steelers during the 30-9 loss Sunday in Pittsburgh. Neither did the NFL. Pittsburgh linebacker Arthur Moats was fined $8,681 following a face mask penalty of quarterback Johnny Manziel in the second quarter, the NFL announced Friday. Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones was not fined for a Read More…

(UPDATED) Manziel “couldn’t be more excited” as Browns turns to him as starting QB

BEREA — From the moment Johnny Manziel was drafted with the No. 22 pick May 8, 2014, he expected to be the starting quarterback. The road was much longer — and bumpier — than expected, but he finally arrived at the desired destination Tuesday morning when coach Mike Pettine pulled him out of the film Read More…

Signs point to Manziel starting

  BEREA — Johnny Manziel is in line to get his second straight start. It’s another chance to show he has the skills necessary to develop into a successful NFL starter. Browns coach Mike Pettine wouldn’t announce his starting quarterback for the game Sunday against the Steelers for strategic reasons, but Manziel’s expected to get Read More…

Bengals 31, Browns 10: Johnny Manziel cools off after strong 1st half, as Cleveland gets blown out in 2nd half

CINCINNATI — Johnny Manziel had his moments. He led a 10-play, 92-yard touchdown drive to end the first half. He rolled left and hit running back Duke Johnson fro 26 yards. He rolled right and found tight end Gary Barnidge for 25. He rolled right again and got the ball to a crossing Johnson for Read More…