News

Manziel gets paid, agrees to contract with Browns

Manziel gets paid, agrees to contract with Browns

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel passes during a mandatory minicamp practice at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Mark Duncan

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have agreed to terms with quarterback Johnny Manziel on his rookie contract.

Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.

The Browns moved up in May’s NFL draft to select the popular and polarizing Manziel in the first round with the No. 22 overall pick. The former Heisman Trophy winner will enter training camp next month as Cleveland’s No. 2 quarterback behind veteran Brian Hoyer, who is coming off knee surgery.

Browns coach Mike Pettine recently stressed that Manziel has some catching up to do, but made it clear that Hoyer’s lead was not “insurmountable.”

Manziel went 20-6 in two seasons at Texas A&M, where he earned the nickname “Johnny Football” for his dynamic playmaking abilities and became the first freshman to win the Heisman. The Browns have signed four of their six 2014 draft picks.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

World Cup: U.S. goes for the big prize

Updated
nikeworldcup

The Women's World Cup final today in Vancouver features a rematch of the final four years ago, the U.S. against Japan

in Local Sports

Bells win series with BlueJackets with second straight win 3-2

bellingham bells pcl logo generic 4

Brice Longanecker recorded the win in relief.

in Local Sports

Report: Blazers assistant coach fired after Aldridge remarks

olshey

Portland's president of basketball operations Neil Olshey confirmed the news to The Oregonian.

in Local Sports

A’s end home skid against King Felix, beat Mariners

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin talks with umpires Adam Hamari, left, and Bill Miller, right, after the Texas Rangers' Carlos Corporan was given a base after being hit by a pitch from A's starter Kendall Graveman in the second inning of their baseball game Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. Texas won the game 10-1.

The A's only scored twice off Hernandez but peppered him for 10 hits — the most he has allowed this season.

in Sports

Women’s World Cup: England beats Germany to finish 3rd

The England women's national team celebrating after beating Germany 1-0 in the 2015 Women's World Cup to earn 3rd place

England's victory over the top-ranked Germans came after a gut-wrenching 2-1 semifinal loss to Japan that was decided on an own goal on Wednesday.