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Johnny Manziel Camp Daily: Aug. 15

A day-by-day and honest look at Johnny Manziel's first training camp with the Cleveland Browns:

THE WORK: Manziel had a tough day, with dropped balls, near interceptions and missed throws. He got a field goal in the two-minute drill (17-17 tie, two timeouts, 58 seconds left, ball at Browns 40), but also backed out of center too soon on a play in the red zone, leading to a botched snap and penalty. In a 7-on-7 drill, Manziel went 2-for-6 (unofficially) and had two throws nearly intercepted. The best sign that Manziel is still in the hunt to start in Pittsburgh was that coach Mike Pettine had him with the starters the day after Pettine said Brian Hoyer would start in Washington. The Browns continue to give Manziel a chance to prove himself; he has to take better advantage of the opportunity.

GOOD THROW: There were not a lot to choose from, but the best may have been a high throw over the middle that Travis Benjamin went up to get. The ball was there, but high, and Benjamin's ability to go up and get the ball led to the completion.

BAD THROW: A long throw to Benjamin was woefully underthrown, hung up and nearly intercepted by Justin Gilbert. If any Browns rookie is standing out because he's consistently and aggressively making plays, it's Gilbert.

THE WORD: "That's internal business. Moving forward I'm not going to discuss matters that are team business. It's unfortunate that that report came out. But I'm not going to confirm or deny it." -- Pettine on the report that several rookies, including Manziel, were a few minutes late for a meeting Monday and were fined.

START CHART: On a 1 to 10 scale, with 10 being Manziel certainly starts the opener, we'll take a look at his chances as he goes through camp.