Johnny Manziel to start for Browns

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will start Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals due to starting quarterback Josh McCown having an injured throwing shoulder and ribs. He was in pain during the Browns' loss to the Arizona Cardinals. "On the short week we realized that Josh just wasn't going to be able to get to the point where he could go,” said Browns coach Mike Pettine. “Johnny has worked hard to prepare himself. He is excited about his opportunity and we are all looking forward to the challenge we face in a good Bengals football team on Thursday night." Manziel has appeared in three games this season and completed 28-of-50 passes for 393 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.
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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