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Manziel to get equal reps with the first

Posted: 10 Jan 2019, o 03:13
by carol33444
BEREA, Ohio -- Browns coach Mike Pettine says he expects Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel to get equal reps with the first-team offence next Monday night against Washington. Manziel played with the first-team offence during Tuesday mornings practice, but Pettine said afterward that no decision has been made as to who will start the Browns second preseason game. But it wont necessarily matter, as Pettine wants both quarterbacks to get equal reps or close to it with the first-teamers. Whether thats by series, by quarter or by something else remains to be seen. Pettine said "theres a lot of options on the table" and the staff would figure it out when it meets during the teams off-day on Thursday. That includes deciding who will actually start the game. "Just the factor of starting a game I think is a little bit overblown in this situation because were going to try to balance the reps with the ones in the game," Pettine said. "Brian came in ahead and its a little overrated who trots out there for the first time." No matter what happens next Monday night, though, people are going to tune in to watch. Manziels debut last Saturday against the Lions drew 2.82 million viewers, making it the highest-rated and most-watched preseason game on the NFL Network. Quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains spoke to the media after practice, saying there was still no clear-cut leader in the competition. "I dont think well make the decision based on that (game)," Loggains said. "But its a body of work that theyre accumulating, putting together, and thats how well make the decision." Loggains was in the news after the NFL draft when he said in a radio interview on ESPN Arkansas that Manziel, before he was drafted, sent him a text that read: "I wish you guys would come get me. Hurry up and draft me because I want to wreck this league together." That slip by Loggains didnt go over too well with the Browns. "He paid his penance for that," Pettine said. "We made him wear a visor that said, Im a dummy for a day during the spring with the walkthrough." "Coach Pettine has a unique sense of humour," Loggains said. "Im trying to get rid of (the visor). Im waiting for someone else to say something so I can pass it on to the next guy." Earlier Tuesday, the Browns signed unrestricted free-agent quarterback Rex Grossman and waived quarterback Tyler Thigpen. With so much experience in co-ordinator Kyle Shanahans offence, Grossman is happy to help his fellow quarterbacks any way he can. "If anybody has any questions or I feel the need to maybe help out, then I will," he said. "I havent shied back from that in the past and Im here to just help." NOTES: Practice ended with a 4th and 1 play to see which side wore the orange jerseys Wednesday. The defence won, stuffing Miles Austin on an end-around attempt. . FB/TE MarQueis Gray (concussion) and CB Justin Gilbert (groin) returned to practice. . WR Josh Gordon (abdomen), WR Nate Burleson (hamstring), LB Darius Eubanks (shoulder) and DL Billy Winn (abdomen) did not practice. DL Desmond Bryant was also feeling nicked up, so his scheduled day of rest was bumped up. . In the Browns depth chart for the second preseason game, rookie FB Ray Agnew is listed as the starting fullback, with Gray listed as a tight end. ... A man covered head-to-toe in an all-orange bodysuit stood on the corner outside the Browns facility before practice, holding up a "Honk for Hoyer" sign to passing cars. Balenciaga Shoes Cheap Sale . Rinehart joins safety Darrell Stuckey and linebacker Donald Butler as potential unrestricted free agents who are remaining with the team. Balenciaga Shoes Sale Online . And though his comeback night didnt quite go to script, Bryant couldnt help reflecting on the work necessary to get back on that court -- and all the months of steady labour ahead to reclaim his game. Bryant had nine points and eight rebounds in his season debut, but Amir Johnson scored a career-high 32 points in the trade-depleted Toronto Raptors 106-94 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday night. million, one-year contract, a raise of $2.2 million. Wieters had asked for $8.75 million and the Orioles had offered $6. Balenciaga Shoes On Sale Cheap . - Titans quarterback Jake Locker will miss the rest of the season with a Lisfranc injury to his right foot, leaving Tennessee trying to rally with Ryan Fitzpatrick. Balenciaga Shoes Wholesale China . LUCIE, Fla.Salt Lake City, UT ( - Arizona will be on the UCLA bandwagon later on Saturday, but will quickly have to hop off if the Bruins beat USC. First things first. Nick Wilson ran for 218 yards and three touchdowns as the 15th-ranked Wildcats rolled to a 42-10 win over No. 20 Utah on Saturday afternoon. Arizona (9-2, 6-2 Pac-12) is currently one of four two-loss teams in the Pac-12 South. The Wildcats need a UCLA win over USC on Saturday and a Bruins loss to Stanford on Friday along with a win over Arizona State to make it to the Pac-12 title game at Levis Stadium. Anu Solomon was 8-of-17 for 158 yards and carried the ball five times for 22 yards and a score before departing with a foot injury. He was seen in a walking boot in the second half. Jesse Scroggins came in for him in the second half and finished 3-of-5 for 64 yards, while tallying 16 yards on four totes for the Wildcats, who have won three in a row. Devontae Booker provided 142 yards on the ground and Travis Wilson was 16- of-29 for 143 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for Utah (7-4, 4-4), which has dropped three of its last four games. Booker broke off a 61-yard run to set up an Andy Phillips 28-yard field goal with 5:14 remaining in the third, cutting the deficit to 21-10, and it appeared Utah got even closer a bit later, but a holding penalty nullified a Kaelin Clay punt return for a score. Wilson then bobbled a snap on a 3rd-and-3 from the Arizona 28 and was sacked by William Parks for a loss of seven to take the Utes out of field goal range. Arizona ripped off 21 straight points to put the game away shortly thereafter. Wilson posted aa 75-yard TD run on Arizonas next possession and then scampered in from 19 yards out after Jared Tevis intercepted Wilson three plays into Utahs next drive early in the fourth.dddddddddddd TraMayne Bondurants 39-yard interception return for a touchdown capped the scoring. Earlier, Utah recorded three-and-outs on its first four possessions, but the Wildcats led just 7-0 despite outgaining the Utes 197-17 in the first quarter. Arizona punted after three plays on its initial touch and a 14-play, 64-yard drive went for not when Casey Skowron missed a 39-yard field goal on its second sequence. The Wildcats, though, found the end zone on their third trek. Solomon hit Austin Hill for a 51-yard gain down to the 11 before keeping it himself for a touchdown a play later for the games first points late in the first. Utah didnt pick up a first down until the early stages of the second, but Jourdon Grandon intercepted Wilson in the end zone on a 3rd-and-6 from the Arizona 23 for a touchback. Two plays after Solomon found Trey Griffey for a 49-yard pickup, Wilson scampered in from 17 yards out to make it 14-0 and Dan Pettinatos 31-yard scoop-and-score on Utahs ensuing drive made it 21-0 with 1:17 to go in the half. Wilson, though, fired an 11-yard TD strike to Westlee Tonga in the back left corner of the end zone to whittle the gap to 21-7 seconds before the break. Game Notes Arizona outgained Utah 520-384 ... Samajie Grant caught four passes for 88 yards for the Wildcats ... Tonga had four receptions for 68 yards ... Arizona was 4-of-12 on third down, while Utah finished 6-of-19. 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