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2-8, 4th in AFC North

Browns OC: Manziel may return this season

QB Johnny Manziel was demoted to third-string QB this week, but offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said Manziel could still take the field this season: "You don't close doors on anything. You never say never in this profession. To say that Johnny Manziel will not play again this season, I'm not ready to say that."

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Pettine deflects Manziel queries: 'Not going there'

Browns coach Mike Pettine said he's more focused on the Ravens than he is about demoting Johnny Manziel after an Internet video surfaced. "Not going there," Pettine said.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Pettine declines to discuss the Johnny Manziel situation. The Browns coach said he has already addressed the situation about trust and accountability being the issues, and declined to comment any further.

After demotion, what's next for Manziel? (1:43)
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Johnny Manziel's lies reveal deeper issues

Browns coaches had done all they could to help and support Manziel all year, writes ESPN's Pat McManamon. "To know that Johnny Manziel lied to the Cleveland Browns' coaching staff about the timing of his most recent party video takes issues with the quarterback to a whole new level." Story

Source: Johnny Manziel lied about video

The Browns QB, who was demoted to third string this week after a video surfaced of him partying in a club in Austin, Texas, lied to the team about the timing of the video, a source told ESPN's Pat McManamon. As first reported by Fox Sports, Manziel told the team the video was old, and encouraged his friends to lie to the Browns, as well. Story

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Source: Manziel demoted after lying to team

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was demoted Tuesday after lying to the team about a social media video of him partying, according to an ESPN source and Fox Sports report.

Jalen and Jacoby on Johnny Manziel, Thanksgiving excitement, and the latest in the NBA (70:46)
Can the Ravens overcome injuries and defeat the Browns? (0:53)
Gary Barnidge a great flex play for Week 12 fantasy (1:16)
Browns struggle on field and in the front office (2:23)
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Browns whiffing in first round

The Browns have had eight first-round picks in the last five drafts, including four in the top 12 picks. Unfortunately, they don't have much to show from their selections so far.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Left tackle Joe Thomas was asked if players would be worried what would happen off the field if Johnny Manziel started again. His comment came with a smile: Thats a lot to think about. Ive got a small brain and Im very simple minded. I just try to block the guy that lines up across from me.

Double Check: Ravens-Browns (0:41)
McCown's previous success against Ravens to help Browns (0:59)
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Woodson among 32 sportsmanship nominees

Veterans Charles Woodson, Philip Rivers and Calvin Johnson are among 32 players nominated for the Art Rooney Award that honors sportsmanship in the NFL.

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Browns' emergency QB: Brian Hartline

He's used to being on the receiving end of passes, but Brian Hartline started his high school career as a quarterback. However, that's the full extent of his signal-calling experience. Emergency QBs

What you need to know for Week 12 (1:00)
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Pettine: Browns didn't discuss cutting Manziel

Browns coach Mike Pettine says the team didn't consider releasing Johnny Manziel but felt a demotion was warranted after the quarterback violated the team's trust in him.


EFT: Is this the end for Kobe Bryant?

Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith debate if the Browns are done with Johnny Manziel and if the end has arrived for Kobe Bryant. Plus, Mark Schlereth joins the desk.

Team Stats

Passing Yards260.212th
Rushing Yards75.631st
Points For18.628th
Points Against27.730th

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