Browns Monday: Manziel works with first team

Browns Monday: Manziel works with first team

Johnny Manziel got his first chance to work with the Browns first team offense on Monday. It was something the team had in mind for some time now, "it's just all part of the plan that we've had. It'll go back and forth," said Head Coach Mike Pettine, he added that it was not based on anything that happened on Saturday in Akron.

As for how Manziel did, Pettine would not say. "I don't want to evaluate guys coming right off the field. Until I talk to the offensive coaches, see the tape, I'll have a better feel then."

Joe Haden was asked about Manziel's day, "I think they probably saw something or wanted to see what Johnny looked like going against the one defense with the one wide receivers and offensive line. It's just mixing it up and seeing how players react and what's going on. I think it's a solid competition. Both of them are doing really good jobs. I like it."

Manziel has a slight chance of starting the preseason opener in Detroit on Saturday, but it is much more likely that Brian Hoyer will get the nod.

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