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Manziel remains Browns’ QB

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Johnny Manziel will remain the Cleveland Browns’ starting quarterback, coach Mike Pettine said Monday.

The announcement came a day after Manziel, the Browns’ first-round pick this year, had a horrible first start. He completed 10 of 18 passes for 80 yards, with two interceptions, in a 30-0 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Browns held the ball for just 21 minutes and ran just 38 plays, and Pettine said it went beyond Manziel’s struggles.

“We could’ve played Brian Sipe (NFL MVP for the Browns in 1980) at quarterback yesterday, and I don’t think the outcome would’ve been much different,” Pettine said.

Pettine said Manziel has “shown flashes” of potential, has practiced well and will improve in the final two games.


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