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Browns not guaranteeing Manziel starting job

Manziel Jerseys Are NFL's Most Popular

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Cleveland owner Jimmy Haslam says the Browns have told Johnny Manziel to start acting "like a backup quarterback."

The Browns selected Manziel, Texas A&M's electrifying star quarterback, in the first round of the NFL draft. Haslam praised Manziel for being an "ultra-competitor" but reiterated that Brian Hoyer is the team's starting quarterback and Manziel will have to beat out the veteran in training camp.

Haslam made it clear that Manziel "is not the starter. Johnny's the backup."

Haslam says the team was not scared off by the celebrity that comes along with Manziel. He said the Browns told Manziel "this is not Hollywood" and that he'll have to come to Cleveland ready to work hard.

Haslam also refuted a report the team initially sent in a draft card with Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's name on it.

Haslam told The Associated Press that the report was "crazy" and "nuts."


AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL

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Golden Dragon May 12 2014 at 5:40 PM

Wait till he plays the Steelers, Balitmore and Cincinnati they will rip him a new azz

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marshall Golden Dragon May 12 2014 at 7:27 PM

He has not played any football yet, so why pass judgement on him. No matter who he plays for this is one of the dumbest comments I have ever seen. So lets just wait and see all 3 of these teams you have mentioned really impressed me last season any way they all play in a weak division.

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Steve May 13 2014 at 3:55 AM

Coming out after drafted rubbing his fingers like show me the money wow. now getting a warning from his team lol. What an idiot and going to the the browns who may be a stupid as he is, But it wont really doesnt mattter he wont make it, just another loser thinking he great. I just want to know where his supporters will be then, probable still trying to pull thier heads out of their rectums

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denniskelleyrn Steve May 13 2014 at 4:20 AM

Remember wat an A++ H+++ Eily Manning was? At least this kid didn't refuse to play for the team that selected him.

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frnthaf Steve May 13 2014 at 5:36 AM

Tebow 2.0

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rufus May 12 2014 at 6:42 PM

goodell and the draft was a flaming joke. whats with all the suspense? is it really needed?
manziel needs to prove himself on the field.

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billcdaly May 12 2014 at 6:52 PM

Manziel's ego won't be able to stand this.

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blo2thehead May 13 2014 at 2:20 AM

Can't wait too see him play
and see him airlifted off the field.

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dpalone39 May 13 2014 at 2:04 AM

I say this guys too small for the NFL, he won't be able to pull that college crap in the NFL. He should probably sit for a year or two, if he lasts that long.

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Edwin Moore May 12 2014 at 7:02 PM

After Manziel bombs out with the Browns maybe he can join Tim Tebow and play fantasy football.

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cfinde May 13 2014 at 1:24 AM

Manziel hasn't even outgrown his diapers.

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jrp1947 May 13 2014 at 12:48 AM

And we care why? The NFL is on a self destruct path and with all the pro sports seasons overlapping each other people are going to tired of it and head back outside to find things to do. Get ready for the collapse.

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r0sstam0n jrp1947 May 13 2014 at 2:10 AM

Oooooook...Somebody missed that the last Super Bowl was the most watched show ever! Hardly the start to a collapse. WTF are you talking about!

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xdrumline1 jrp1947 May 13 2014 at 4:36 AM

Clearly you do, or else you wouldn't be on this page! :)

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TR by ML Neal... May 13 2014 at 12:46 AM

Cleveland....Ohio.....They deserve what they get. It's Cleveland. Haslam should stop showboating. The kid just got there. Let him find his locker first before you start beating up on him. It's like bullying a kid on the first day of high school. Calm down Haslam. Everybody know you're the MAN.

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