Johnny Manziel RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Manziel family lake house burns down in 'suspicious' fire

    Fox Sports "A lake house in Whitehouse, Texas -- owned by the father of Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns quarterback -- reportedly burned to the ground in an overnight fire. Smith County Fire Marshal Jay Brooks said the fire is suspicious in nature and is being investigated thoroughly, according to WKYC's..." October 07

  • Browns Players Furious Over Johnny Manziel 'Put Him In the Damn Game'

    TMZ "It's not just the Browns fans who want Johnny Manziel to start at QB -- several Cleveland players are also calling for #2 ... telling TMZ Sports it's "f**ked up" he's still riding the bench. We spoke with 3 starting players on the Browns offense -- all of whom spoke on the condition of..." September 29

  • Browns still won't consider starting Manziel after McCown's latest dud

    CBS Sports "The Browns coaches aren't just making a mistake in terms of their personnel. They're also making a mistake in terms of how they're using their personnel. As always, the conversation is centered Johnny Manziel. On Monday, a day after the Browns gave the Raiders their first win in the Eastern..." September 28

  • Browns coach Mike Pettine’s decision to stick with Josh McCown as starting QB disappoints backup Johnny Manziel

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns coach Mike Pettine chose to stick to the organization’s original plan at quarterback instead of riding the hot hand, so he named Josh McCown the starter upon the veteran’s return from a concussion and sent Johnny Manziel back to the bench Wednesday. “Obviously, I’m not going to sit here..." September 24

  • Josh McCown to start over Johnny Manziel against Raiders

    Larry Brown Sports "The Johnny Manziel era in Cleveland is going to have to wait a while longer. On Wednesday, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced that veteran quarterback Josh McCown has cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol and will get the start against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. There was speculation..." September 23

  • How Manziel Inspired Entire Browns Locker Room by Turning His Life Around

    Bleacher Report "With Johnny Manziel's off-the-field issues that the public has gotten a glimpse into, the Cleveland Browns have come out to say that Manziel has truly inspired them. How bad were things? Are people finally going to take Manziel seriously both on and off the field? Find out in the above video..." September 22

  • Johnny Manziel may have surpassed Josh McCown as Browns’ starter

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns appear to be quite pleased with what they got out of Johnny Manziel on Sunday and may be ready to move him ahead of Josh McCown on the team’s depth chart. McCown is currently in the league’s protocol after suffering a concussion against the New York Jets in the team’s..." September 22

  • Browns OC on Manziel improv TD: Coaching is overrated "When Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel escaped a rush, rolled to open space and bombed an improvised touchdown across his body for a game-clinching touchdown in Sunday's 28-14 win, Browns head coach Mike Pettine heard a silent surrender on his coaching headset. "Certainly wasn't the way the..." September 21

  • Pettine won’t give starting job to Manziel, yet

    Pro Football Talk "For the second straight week, a pair of Heisman-winning quarterbacks squared off. This time, Marcus Mariota lost — and Johnny Manziel emerged with the first win of his career. But coach Mike Pettine didn’t get caught up in the aroma of victory. On the question of whether Manziel or quarterback..." September 20

  • Browns' Johnny Manziel not playing for starting QB job "Johnny Manziel will start Week 2, but he's not playing for the future starting job. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Browns still consider Manziel as their backup and Josh McCown as their starter. McCown will retain the job when healthy, per sources informed of the team's..." September 20

  • Manziel will start Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns announced Friday morning that Johnny Manziel will be their starting quarterback for Sunday’s game vs. the Titans. Browns coach Mike Pettine said Thursday that veteran starter Josh McCown would probably start if he was cleared by doctors Friday, but before the Browns took the practice..." September 19

  • Titans D-lineman: Manziel hasn't earned 'Johnny Football' nickname

    CBS Sports "Do not refer to Johnathan Paul "Johnny" Manziel as "Johnny Football." At least not around Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Jurell Casey. Casey, whose Titans take on Manziel and the Cleveland Browns this Sunday, was asked if competing against such a high-profile player gives the team any extra..." September 18

  • Mike Pettine: Browns will proceed as if Johnny Manziel is Week 2 starter

    CBS Sports "Johnny Manziel's first start of the 2015 season could come against a fellow Heisman Trophy winner. Browns coach Mike Pettine said Monday that the team will proceed this week as if Manziel will be the starter for Cleveland's Week 2 game against Tennessee. However, that doesn't necessarily mean..." September 14

  • Johnny Manziel gets in after Josh McCown injury, immediately throws TD

    Yahoo! Sports "If Cleveland Browns wanted to patiently wait for Johnny Manziel to play, that plan got thrown out the window in a hurry. In the first quarter of the season opener, Browns starter Josh McCown tried leaping into the end zone, but he got hit from the side and violently spun around as he..." September 13

  • Johnny Manziel resumes throwing for Cleveland Browns

    Rumors & Rants "After more than two weeks off to rest his ailing elbow, Johnny Manziel was back at practice for the Cleveland Browns on Monday. Manziel threw a few short passes during the 30 minutes of practice that were open to the media, and coach Mike Pettine claimed his young quarterback continued throwing..." September 08

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns Pettine said Manziel will throw an actual football soon, if not today

  • Johnny Manziel's mentor: Browns QB will make 'heckuva recovery' after rehab

    USA Today "Earlier this week, Johnny Manziel said he reached out to famed orthopedist James Andrews about tendonitis in the Cleveland Browns quarterback’s right elbow. But Manziel has said nothing publicly about who he called after entering an alcohol and drug treatment center in January. Few NFL fans..." September 02

  • Johnny Manziel confirms tendinitis since A&M, will be ready for opener, has reached out to Dr. James Andrews

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Johnny Manziel confirmed Tuesday that he's had tendinitis in his right throwing elbow since his freshman year at Texas A&M. "It's something I've dealt with ever season since my freshman year at A&M,'' he said. He acknowledged that he's reached out to noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James..." September 01

  • Tim Couch believes Johnny Manziel's recurring elbow soreness 'cause for a little bit of concern'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns' old Deuce had some sage advice for their new one: Take your time with the arm. Former No. 1 overall pick Tim Couch, who battled elbow tendinitis throughout his NFL career, believes that Johnny Manziel's recurring elbow soreness is worrisome and that he might need to shut it down for..." August 26

  • Johnny Manziel to miss next preseason game because of elbow

    Larry Brown Sports "Johnny Manziel will not play in the Cleveland Browns’ preseason game on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of a sore elbow. Browns head coach Mike Pettine told the media Wednesday that Manziel is dealing with soreness in his elbow, so they are going to be cautious with it. The..." August 26

  • Johnny Manziel leaves practice early with sore elbow; will likely rest a few days

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel quit practicing about a half hour early Sunday after experiencing soreness in his right throwing elbow and will likely rest for a few days. The Browns practice Monday and then have an off day Tuesday. Manziel's status for Saturday's dress rehearsal game in..." August 23

  • Mike Pettine: 'We feel good about where Johnny Manziel is as the No. 2'

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns say they feel good about Josh McCown being No. 1 on the quarterback depth chart, but they're not ready to declare him the starter. "I'm not into guaranteeing or announcing a game-week starter," coach Mike Pettine said Friday in a conference call with the Cleveland media the..." August 22

  • Manziel tiptoes around questions about starting

    Pro Football Talk "Johnny Manziel has changed, in multiple ways. Off the field, he has avoided controversy (for the most part) following a 10-week stay in rehab. On the field, he’s starting to look like the guy he was at Texas A&M. After Thursday night’s performance against Buffalo, which the team has touted via..." August 21

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    bob holtzman @BobHoltzmanESPN

    For what it's worth...@Browns source confirms @JManziel2 WILL play tonight. Missed Tuesday's practice with a sore elbow. Josh McCown starts.

  • Joe Thomas: Johnny Manziel has proved 'he's ready to be an NFL starting quarterback'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Johnny Manziel didn't work with the first team during Friday night's Orange and Brown scrimmage at Ohio Stadium, but he won over one of the most important starters on offense and one of his harshest critics from last year: eight-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas. "He's really proved to a lot..." August 08

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    PatMcManamon @PatMcManamon

    Johnny Manziel will get time with starters during Friday scrimmage but Mike Pettine added Josh McCown is "firmly the 1" #Browns

  • Mike Pettine leaves door open for Johnny Manziel to be starter

    ESPN "Johnny Manziel begins training camp as the Cleveland Browns' backup, but coach Mike Pettine said Manziel can still win the starting quarterback job based on performance. Pettine added that it's still likely that Josh McCown will be the Browns' Week 1 starter against the New York Jets on Sept...." July 28

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns Pettine met informally with beatwriters today. I'll tweet some of the highlights. He said Johnny Manziel is still clearcut No. 2..

  • Johnny Manziel reportedly trained with Jon Gruden

    Larry Brown Sports "Johnny Manziel still has friends in high places. The former Heisman Trophy winner spent some time training with Jon Gruden in Florida this week, the Akron Beacon-Journal reports. They say Manziel’s training with Gruden consisted of film study and on-field work. Gruden, a former Super..." July 25

  • Johnny Manziel still draws a crowd in College Station

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback Johnny Manziel’s first year with the Browns didn’t go as well as he or the team would have liked, but there’s nothing like a return to the site of past glories to make everything feel a little bit better. The former Texas A&M Aggie returned to town on Sunday for a ticketed autograph..." July 13

  • Hundreds pay to meet Johnny Manziel at autograph session

    ESPN "About 350 fans paid at least $125 each to meet quarterback Johnny Manziel as he prepares for his second NFL season. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner appeared Sunday at Aggieland Outfitters in College Station, where he starred at Texas A&M. The Eagle newspaper reports that Manziel hosted his..." July 13

  • Jim Brown 'encouraged' by Manziel's message but figures it's boom or bust

    USA Today "Jim Brown sees Johnny Manziel and thinks extremes. "I believe he's going to be a star or he's going to be a bust," Brown told USA TODAY Sports of the second-year Cleveland Browns quarterback. "There's no in-between. I like Johnny. He creates action. But there's no middle ground on Johnny. He's..." July 01

  • Johnny Manziel is retiring the money sign

    Pro Football Talk "He’s no longer Money Manziel. Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel said today that he’s done with the money sign, which had been his trademark celebration since his days as a Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M. “The money sign will not be back. I will not be making it,” Manziel said. That’s..." June 17

  • Browns QB Johnny Manziel moves in with former high school coach

    CBS Sports "Since his disappointing rookie season that saw him flounder under center, Johnny Manziel has faced a difficult slog back to the top of the Browns' depth chart. While his quarterbacking abilities remain a work in progress, off the field, Manziel has undergone a bit of a transformation. First,..." June 10

  • Joe Haden defends Johnny Manziel: They were heckling him for two hours

    Larry Brown Sports "Joe Haden has always been one of the biggest public supporters of Johnny Manziel, and his stance has not changed in the wake of Manziel’s latest incident involving an overzealous fan. Haden told reporters after practice on Tuesday that he has been with Manziel recently when fans were harassing..." June 04

  • Pettine calls report on Manziel 'irresponsible'

    Fox Sports Ohio "Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine used his post practice session with the media on Tuesday to voice his displeasure with a report that came out last week that it looked as though the Browns had "moved on" from Johnny Manziel. Pettine called a report from last week's OTA's that it looked..." June 02

  • Browns open OTAs with Josh McCown starting, Johnny Manziel as the backup

    SB Nation "The Cleveland Browns opened organized team activities on Tuesday and wouldn't you know it, people are interested in the quarterback depth chart. Free agent acquisition Josh McCown opened workouts by taking reps with the starters while second-year player Johnny Manziel worked with the second team,..." May 27

  • LeBron’s Business Partner Mentoring Johnny Manziel

    Black Sports Online "This could be really good for the Browns quarterback. I mean if he doesn’t learn anything, discretion and how to go about your business should be on the agenda. With LeBron James and the Cavs off to the finals, the King has enlisted his best friend, Maverick Carter to mentor Johnny..." May 27

  • Johnny Manziel to be a full participant in OTAs

    Cover32 "After being M.I.A. for the most of the offseason, Johnny Manziel plans to be a full participant in the Browns’ OTA’s this summer. Manziel voluntarily entered a drug and alcohol treatment facility following his rookie stint with the Browns and was released from the facility earlier this April. " May 21

  • Weeden empathizes with Manziel for not living up to expectations

    Fox Sports Southwest "Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Brandon Weeden shares two things with Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel: he was one of the franchise's first-round selections and he was also taken with the 22nd overall pick. Weeden didn't live up to any kind of first-round billing at all in Cleveland, leaving..." May 12

  • Ray Farmer: Manziel 'seems dialed in and focused' "Everyone wants to ask Ray Farmer about the quarterbacks. That's exactly what happened on Wednesday, when the Browns general manager told NFL Network's NFL Total Access how Josh McCown won the team over in free agency. "I think it's the experience factor," said Farmer in an interview that..." May 06

  • Karlos Dansby on Johnny Manziel: “He’s Grown up Right Before our Eyes”

    Sportsnaut "All of the reports from the Cleveland Browns camp since quarterback Johnny Manziel returned from his two-month long stay in rehab have been extremely positive relating to the young quarterback. A week after team captain Joe Thomas indicated that Manziel is “night and day from last year,”..." May 06

  • Source: Manziel leaves downtown pad for burbs

    ESPN "Johnny Manziel is taking a positive step since checking out of a rehab facility in early April. The Browns quarterback has moved out of his downtown Cleveland apartment and into a golf course community in a suburb west of town, according to a source. Golf has been a constructive outlet for..." May 05

  • Without drafting a quarterback, Browns give Manziel silent endorsement

    Sporting News "Browns captain Joe Thomas said Johnny Manziel is a changed man. Their Browns teammates welcomed Manziel back with open arms. But the Browns front office and coaching staff may have given Manziel the biggest endorsement during the NFL Draft by not selecting a quarterback. The Browns have four..." May 03

  • Report: Cowboys won’t pursue Johnny Manziel if he’s made available in trade

    Pro Football Talk "The matter of whether the Browns add a quarterback, be it a rookie like Marcus Mariota or a veteran like Sam Bradford, is one of the top storylines of the 2015 NFL Draft. And should Cleveland draft or trade for a quarterback, the future of Johnny Manziel would perhaps come into..." April 30

  • Browns QB Johnny Manziel's commitment is 'night and day' from last year, says All-Pro Joe Thomas

    Akron Beacon Journal "The mission quarterback Johnny Manziel outlined in a statement earlier this month is to regain the trust and respect of the Browns and their fans after he spent more than 10 weeks this offseason in an inpatient rehabilitation facility that specializes in alcohol and drug addiction..." April 29

  • Ray Farmer says 'it's not true' that Browns tried to trade Johnny Manziel to Eagles

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns general manager Ray Farmer said Thursday that reports that the Browns tried to trade Johnny Manziel to the Eagles are false. Two reports in early April stated that the Browns offered Manziel and picks to the Eagles in a trade for quarterback Sam Bradford . The reports were from Mack..." April 24

  • Mike Pettine shoots down report, says Johnny Manziel in Browns' plans

    Yahoo! Sports "A little less than a year ago, the Cleveland Browns drafted quarterback Johnny Manziel in the first round. It would be fairly crazy to give up on him after just two NFL starts, and Browns coach Mike Pettine said that's not the team's thought process. An ESPN report said the team was "90 percent..." April 21

  • Browns QB Johnny Manziel returning to work

    ESPN "Johnny Manziel is set to return to the Cleveland Browns on Monday as the team begins offseason workouts. This is Manziel's first official interaction with teammates since the controversial end to his rookie season, when the team fined him for missing injury treatment in Week 17, prompting..." April 20

  • Johnny Manziel apologizes to Browns, says he's working to earn back trust

    Yahoo! Sports "Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is out of rehab, and he might not be ready to discuss his various difficulties, but he is ready to say he's sorry. In a statement released by Manziel through the team, he said: "I would like to thank my family, friends, the Browns organization, my..." April 18