Johnny Manziel runs with Browns' third-team offense

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel isn't even the backup initially, which falls in line with the theme of not treating him differently.

He took snaps third after starter Brian Hoyer and backup Tyler Thigpen during practice today.

Based on reports today, Manziel threw well and accurately.

Browns coach Mike Pettine told reporters Manziel was "inconsistent."

According to the Plain Dealer, Manziel threw on the run a lot.

"We'll take advantage of his mobility,"  Pettine said. "You don't take a guy like that and ask him to be a statue."

Sounds like a plan.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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