Johnny Manziel RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Report: Browns Knew During Season Manziel Wasn’t Fully Committed

    Black Sports Online "Johnny Manziel left rehab this past Friday after a 10 week stay. According to two Browns players the team was aware that Manziel was not fully committed to the game. Left Tackle Joe Thomas spoke about how last season it was clear that things in Manziel’s life were causing a distraction. Safety..." April 15

  • Joe Thomas says Johnny Manziel must remove doubt that football is his top priority

    Chronicle-Telegram "Joe Thomas applauded Johnny Manziel for checking himself into rehab and spending 10 weeks at the facility, but said he still must show teammates that he’s a changed man. “I think it will be important for him when he comes back to prove to the team, to everybody in the organization that football..." April 15

  • Johnny Manziel Already Back to the Bar Scene?

    Terez Owens "Now that Johnny Manziel has been released from the rehab treatment center he voluntarily entered the big question is will he return to his partying ways. " April 13

  • Browns C Alex Mack thinks Johnny Manziel can be long-term answer

    CBS Sports "Earlier this week, Browns left tackle Joe Thomas said that quarterback Johnny Manziel has a lot of work to do to earn the trust and respect of his teammates. “I think he's going to have to prove to the team that football is important and being the man, being the starting quarterback for the..." April 08

  • Eagles Trying to Trade Bradford for Manziel and Picks in Effort to Draft Mariota

    Complex "Depending on if you're LeSean McCoy or Complex Sports' Deputy Editor, this NFL offseason has convinced you of one of two things: Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is either a no-good troll who views his players with some sort of Darren Rovell-esque anti-humanity, or he's a brilliant man with a real..." April 07

  • Johnny Manziel's challenge ahead: 'He lost a lot of trust among the guys on the team last year' -- Joe Thomas

    ESPN 850 Cleveland "Almost back: Johnny Manziel reportedly played golf with his dad in Shreveport, LA, on Saturday, fueling speculation that his days in an undisclosed treatment center in Northeast Ohio are coming to an end. Tuesday completes Manziel’s 10th week in rehabilitation for an unspecified substance..." April 06

  • ESPN's Chris Mortensen says Cleveland Browns ready to give up on quarterback Johnny Manziel

    The News-Herald "Chris Mortensen of ESPN, speaking on “Mike and Mike in the Morning” on April 1, indicated the Browns are ready to give up on Johnny Manziel as a wasted first-round draft after just one season. “I think about 90 percent that they have moved on (from Manziel) in their own minds except that they..." April 06

  • Report: Browns 90 percent moved on from Johnny Manziel

    CBS Sports "Less than a year ago, a text message from Johnny Manziel (and perhaps some advice from a homeless man) convinced the Browns and owner Jimmy Haslam to trade up to No. 22 and take the Texas A&M quarterback. Now the Browns are reportedly prepared for life after Manziel, who struggled in five games..." April 03

  • Johnny Manziel Has Found God in Rehab

    Terez Owens "Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny “Football” Manziel, whose partying habits have been well-documented, has been receiving treatment in rehab for nearly two months. Our inside source tells us he’s due to leave permanently in a few weeks, but more telling about his stint in rehab, is that he will..." March 31

  • Manziel expected for April workouts

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns are expecting Johnny Manziel to participate in offseason workouts beginning April 20 after he completes more than two months of treatment, a source told However, general manager Ray Farmer, while appearing to confirm that plan, emphasized Monday that the final..." March 24

  • Report: Johnny Manziel Is a "Different Guy" After Rehab

    Complex "About a month and a half ago, the Browns revealed that their rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel had entered a rehabilitation center to get help. They didn't announce what he was getting help for. But in a statement released at the time, the team said Manziel "knows there are areas in which he needs..." March 17

  • Jim Brown -- Praises Johnny Manziel ... 'Very Wise' to Stay In Rehab

    TMZ "Johnny Manziel is getting some major support from the greatest Brown of them all ... Jim Brown ... who tells TMZ Sports he's proud of the QB for extending his stay in a treatment program. The Cleveland Browns legend was leaving Craig's in West Hollywood last night when he told us, "I think..." March 11

  • Browns offensive coordinator wants Johnny Manziel to be consumed by football

    Sporting News "In the wake of Johnny Manziel entering a treatment facility, the Browns signed Josh McCown as insurance for Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. DeFilippo joined ESPN 850 WKNR Tuesday to discuss his plan for Manziel to succeed as a professional. “It’s truly a lifestyle to be an NFL..." March 04

  • Mike Pettine: Johnny Manziel 'in a better place' but Browns still need to find a QB

    The Score "Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine recently visited quarterback Johnny Manziel at a rehab facility and found his quarterback's overall health to be greatly improved, Pettine told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday. Nonetheless, Pettine admitted Manziel's status for 2015..." February 19

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns Pettine said Browns didn't encourage Manziel to go to rehab. "He's in a much better place than he was'' when he went in

  • Mayock still thinks Manziel can be difference-maker, 'very risky' to trade up for Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns aren't the only ones that didn't heed Johnny Manziel's pre-draft red flags enough last year. NFL Network's Mike Mayock is still kicking himself for ignoring the warning signs of too much partying that ultimately landed Manziel in rehab last month. "I'm mad at myself a little bit..." February 17

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