August 9, 2014 in Sports

Johnny Manziel to make preseason debut

 

Johnny Manziel will have his first real chance to show how he measures up against live NFL competition when the Cleveland Browns play at Detroit today ( 4:30 p.m., NFL Network). Although Manziel won’t be the starter for this game, what happens against the Lions could be an early indicator of how soon he gets to start. Coach Mike Pettine hopes to have a starter selected before the third preseason game, meaning what Manziel and Brian Hoyer do in the first two will be crucial. “I think more weight will be put on those as I said before, because it’s live reps,” Pettine said. “The practice part will still be important, but I think it’s safe to say that.” – AP


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