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Manziel named starting QB remainder of the season

Johnny Manziel named Browns starting QB. (Source: AP Ron Schwane) Johnny Manziel named Browns starting QB. (Source: AP Ron Schwane)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

The Browns are going with Johnny Manziel as their starting quarterback, for the rest of the season. Coach Mike Pettine made the announcement Tuesday.

Manziel has started three games this season, including the past two. On Sunday at Pittsburgh, he completed 33-of-45 passes for a career-high 372 yards and a touchdown. For the season, he’s completed nearly 60 percent of his throws for 933 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s also rushed for 90 yards.

Manziel takes over for Josh McCown, who was sidelined the last two weeks with a rib injury. In seven starts, McCown completed 65 percent of his passes for 1,897 yards, 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. 

The Browns have a bye this week and return to the field Monday, Nov. 30, against the Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium.

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