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Manziel: Not getting caught up on the starter, back up role

Johnny Manziel (Source: WOIO) Johnny Manziel (Source: WOIO)

For the first time in Training Camp, we hear from Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.

The second year quarterback has made improvements on the practice field the last couple practices, he was asked if he has thought about the starter or back up role, "I'm definitely not getting caught up or enamored with the whole starter, backup role. When it comes down to through the preseason if I can go out and show what I can do and show that I'm improving, I want to do that. I want to show that I can really go out and play and that I'm making improvements and I'm making strides to get better. From there on Coach Pett (head coach Mike Pettine), everybody else, they make that call. I'm deferring to coach Pett on that and not getting too caught up in it because I think last year that was probably a little bit of my problem as well,  getting caught up in the starters and the reps with the ones and the backup and all this. I'd never really been a backup before so, this year I'm definitely  just trying to take a different approach and if I take care of my business and show that I'm getting better and go out in the preseason and play well then who knows what will happen."

Browns head coach Mike Pettine said on Thursday that Manziel will likely get some reps with the first team on Friday's Orange & Brown scrimmage.

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