Soggy start to week 3 of Browns training camp; no starter named for next game
CLEVELAND– The Browns practiced before just under 3,000 fans in a steady rain on Monday morning as the team heads into its third week of camp.
Head coach Mike Pettine declined to name a starter for the Monday night game against the Redskins in D.C., but allowed that a decision could come in the next few days.
He said things are status quo, despite a report that surfaced over the weekend, stating Johnny Manziel had moved ahead of Brian Hoyer.
The veteran Hoyer continued to get reps with the number one offense. “Nothing’s changed. If there were a significant change in the depth chart, it would be reflected on the field,” said the coach.
Manziel, who was 7 for 11 on Saturday night and used his legs to get out of trouble as he did in college, told reporters he does not expect anything to be given to him. He is happy to do as the coaches tell him. Pettine was asked what Johnny will need to do in the next few days to make him want to start him Monday night.
“Just continue to master his craft. Run the offense. Be efficient. I don’t think there’s any one thing, like it’s a tangible thing, where you can say if he does this, then this will happen”.
Pettine has a plan to name the season starting QB before the 3rd preseason game, which is August 23 at FirstEnergyStadium.
Also on Monday, Jordan Cameron returned to practice, but was held out of contact drills. Pettine anticipated Cameron being able to play next Monday night.
The Browns dropped a 13-12 decision to the Lions on Saturday at Ford Field in Detroit.