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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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outlaw May 12 2014 at 6:17 PM

his scrambling is gonna get him knocked right out of the box.....if he even starts

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100 DOLLAR BILLS May 12 2014 at 8:19 PM

id rather have manziel the starting qb,cleveland needs someone like manziel,fast elusive,great arm,but let the browns f up like usual !

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pepperoni0 May 12 2014 at 8:27 PM

Manziel is smallish in size for today's quarterbacks. And that might be why he rolls out and runs for his life so much. QB's have to be taller these days in order to see what the defensive coverage is doing. However, once Manziel gets up a head of steam and runs with the ball he's a force to be reckoned with, but he's also going to find out that there's lots of players in the NFL who are bigger and just as fast and quick as he is.

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100 DOLLAR BILLS May 12 2014 at 8:37 PM

it's our money which fuels the NFL let the fans pick who should be the starting QB they act like idiots with our money which pay's them their salaries.

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ken May 12 2014 at 8:53 PM

I thought Quinn was still there lol im a bengals fan

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Frank May 12 2014 at 8:54 PM

For Gods' sake, let the guy do his thing and see if he can win in the league. Give him a chance.

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Brian Frank May 12 2014 at 9:13 PM

Give him?

You earn your spot in the NFL. This isn't Christmas.

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glosieyes Brian May 13 2014 at 1:04 AM

Yea, he already did. First round pick. Guaranteed contract. He's in the NFL and will play. get over it.

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What's Shakin T May 12 2014 at 9:15 PM

Yeah Haslam, Cleveland isn't Hollywood, but they do both suck

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NEAL What's Shakin T May 12 2014 at 9:53 PM


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sboore47 May 12 2014 at 9:18 PM

Slap the little brat's hand and tell him to go play with the big boys! hen we will see how well he does.

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glosieyes sboore47 May 12 2014 at 9:26 PM

huh? Yes, he is going to go play in the NFL. good job

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Jim Kelley May 12 2014 at 9:20 PM

You all messed up. Tebow is and will continue to be a great athlete. I don't see a whole lot of diff btwn him and Wilson, Kappernick or Griffin except hes tougher and less injury prone. Someone call him.

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Terry May 12 2014 at 10:08 PM

Cleveland!!! I spent a week there one day. :)

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gerr Terry May 12 2014 at 11:07 PM


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