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Browns QB Johnny Manziel won't receive first-team reps at scrimmage in Akron, ESPN reports

By Nate Ulrich Published: August 2, 2014

Apparently Browns coach Mike Pettine won't get caught up in trying to play to the crowd Saturday during the team's Family Day scrimmage at the University of Akron's InfoCision Stadium.

Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel will continue to work exclusively with the second-team offense and won't receive any first-team reps, ESPN's Bob Holtzman reported Saturday. Veteran Brian Hoyer will continue to take all of the snaps with the starters.

It took just about 10 hours for the Browns to give away more than 25,000 free tickets to the scrimmage via online registration.

Manziel's competition with Hoyer for the starting quarterback job -- and "Manzielmania" in general -- were certainly major reasons tickets went so quickly.

Nevertheless, Hoyer entered training camp as the starter July 26 and has yet to relinquish the reigns of the first-team offense. Pettine and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said Thursday Manziel would soon receive reps with the starters, but it hasn't happened yet.


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