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Manziel fails to impress in Browns’ loss with starter decision looming

  • Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) sacks Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) sacks Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan sacks Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan sacks Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Connor Shaw warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Connor Shaw warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III pauses as he warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III pauses as he warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay, left, stands with quarterback Robert Griffin III during warm ups before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay, left, stands with quarterback Robert Griffin III during warm ups before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Former Washington Redskin Chris Cooley diagrams plays before an NFL preseason football game between the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Former Washington Redskin Chris Cooley diagrams plays before an NFL preseason football game between the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Former Washington Redskin Doug Williams, left, stands with former Cleveland Brown Jim Brown before an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Former Washington Redskin Doug Williams, left, stands with former Cleveland Brown Jim Brown before an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel walks on the field during warm ups before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel walks on the field during warm ups before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Former Cleveland Brown Jim Brown, left, stands on the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Former Cleveland Brown Jim Brown, left, stands on the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden pauses on the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden pauses on the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel stands with quarterback Brian Hoyer before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel stands with quarterback Brian Hoyer before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) watches as head coach Jay Gruden throws a pass during warm ups before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) watches as head coach Jay Gruden throws a pass during warm ups before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III throws during warm ups before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III throws during warm ups before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson makes a catch during warms ups before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson makes a catch during warms ups before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer drops back to pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer drops back to pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) throws under pressure from Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) during the first half an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) throws under pressure from Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) during the first half an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) stands during the National Anthem before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) stands during the National Anthem before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) stands during the National Anthem before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) stands during the National Anthem before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) reacts after a sack during the first half an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) reacts after a sack during the first half an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) sacks Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) during the first half an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) sacks Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) during the first half an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs away from Cleveland Browns defensive end Armonty Bryant (95) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs away from Cleveland Browns defensive end Armonty Bryant (95) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) scrambles during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) scrambles during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) looks to hand the ball off during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) looks to hand the ball off during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • The Washington Redskins offense huddles under the command of quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    The Washington Redskins offense huddles under the command of quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate (44) runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate (44) runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) is sacked by Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) is sacked by Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) scrambles as he is pursued by Cleveland Browns strong safety Donte Whitner (31) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) scrambles as he is pursued by Cleveland Browns strong safety Donte Whitner (31) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) scrambles away from Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo (51) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) scrambles away from Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo (51) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterbacks Connor Shaw, left, and Johnny Manziel (2) wait for their time on the field during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Cleveland Browns quarterbacks Connor Shaw, left, and Johnny Manziel (2) wait for their time on the field during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) looks to throw under pressure during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) looks to throw under pressure during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) jogs off the field during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) jogs off the field during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) gives thumbs up during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) gives thumbs up during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) walks on the field during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) walks on the field during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) holds a finger up during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) holds a finger up during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris is tackled by Cleveland Browns defensive end Billy Winn (90) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris is tackled by Cleveland Browns defensive end Billy Winn (90) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) and Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams (71) pause on the field during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) and Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams (71) pause on the field during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) walks as an official's flag is seen on the field behind him during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) walks as an official's flag is seen on the field behind him during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Paul Kruger (99) celebrates his sack of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Paul Kruger (99) celebrates his sack of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris takes the hand off from Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris takes the hand off from Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) pump fakes under pressure during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) pump fakes under pressure during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) hands the ball off to running back Ben Tate (44) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) hands the ball off to running back Ben Tate (44) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • The Washington Redskins cheerleaders run on the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    The Washington Redskins cheerleaders run on the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • The Washington Redskins cheerleaders perform during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    The Washington Redskins cheerleaders perform during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) and others run on the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) and others run on the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) reacts during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) reacts during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate (44) tries to get away from Washington Redskins linebacker Everette Brown (51) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate (44) tries to get away from Washington Redskins linebacker Everette Brown (51) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate (44) is tackled by Washington Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson (52) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate (44) is tackled by Washington Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson (52) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) looks to pass the ball during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) looks to pass the ball during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) hands the ball off to Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate (44) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) hands the ball off to Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate (44) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) drops back to pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) drops back to pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) directs his offense during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) directs his offense during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine fist bumps Cleveland Browns nose tackle Ishmaa'ily Kitchen (67) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine fist bumps Cleveland Browns nose tackle Ishmaa'ily Kitchen (67) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine watches his team during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine watches his team during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert (21) lines up during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert (21) lines up during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) talks with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) talks with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) watches from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) watches from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • The Washington Redskins cheerleaders perform during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    The Washington Redskins cheerleaders perform during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Washington Redskins running back Lache Seastrunk (35) pauses during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins running back Lache Seastrunk (35) pauses during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • The Washington Redskins cheerleaders perform during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    The Washington Redskins cheerleaders perform during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) talks with  offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) talks with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) scrambles during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) scrambles during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather (31) looks through a photographer's camera and telephoto lens during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather (31) looks through a photographer's camera and telephoto lens during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) looks to pass during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) looks to pass during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • A Washington Redskins cheerleader performs during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    A Washington Redskins cheerleader performs during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) passes in front of Washington Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy (93) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) passes in front of Washington Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy (93) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • A Washington Redskins cheerleader performs during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    A Washington Redskins cheerleader performs during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) walks on the field after an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) walks on the field after an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Washington Redskins wide receiver Ryan Grant (14) catches a touchdown pass in front of Cleveland Browns defensive back Royce Adams (40) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Washington Redskins wide receiver Ryan Grant (14) catches a touchdown pass in front of Cleveland Browns defensive back Royce Adams (40) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel arrives before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel arrives before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) slides down in front of Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Christian Kirksey (58) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) slides down in front of Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Christian Kirksey (58) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) celebrates running back Dion Lewis (28) scoring a touchdown on a pass, during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) celebrates running back Dion Lewis (28) scoring a touchdown on a pass, during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) sacks Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan sacks Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Connor Shaw warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III pauses as he warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay, left, stands with quarterback Robert Griffin III during warm ups before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Former Washington Redskin Chris Cooley diagrams plays before an NFL preseason football game between the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Former Washington Redskin Doug Williams, left, stands with former Cleveland Brown Jim Brown before an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel walks on the field during warm ups before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Former Cleveland Brown Jim Brown, left, stands on the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden pauses on the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel stands with quarterback Brian Hoyer before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) watches as head coach Jay Gruden throws a pass during warm ups before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III throws during warm ups before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson makes a catch during warms ups before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer drops back to pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) throws under pressure from Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) during the first half an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) stands during the National Anthem before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) stands during the National Anthem before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  • Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) reacts after a sack during the first half an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) sacks Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) during the first half an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs away from Cleveland Browns defensive end Armonty Bryant (95) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) scrambles during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) looks to hand the ball off during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • The Washington Redskins offense huddles under the command of quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate (44) runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) is sacked by Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) scrambles as he is pursued by Cleveland Browns strong safety Donte Whitner (31) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) scrambles away from Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo (51) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterbacks Connor Shaw, left, and Johnny Manziel (2) wait for their time on the field during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) looks to throw under pressure during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) jogs off the field during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) gives thumbs up during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) walks on the field during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) holds a finger up during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris is tackled by Cleveland Browns defensive end Billy Winn (90) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) and Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams (71) pause on the field during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) walks as an official's flag is seen on the field behind him during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Paul Kruger (99) celebrates his sack of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris takes the hand off from Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) pump fakes under pressure during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) hands the ball off to running back Ben Tate (44) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • The Washington Redskins cheerleaders run on the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • The Washington Redskins cheerleaders perform during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) and others run on the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) reacts during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate (44) tries to get away from Washington Redskins linebacker Everette Brown (51) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate (44) is tackled by Washington Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson (52) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) looks to pass the ball during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) hands the ball off to Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate (44) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) drops back to pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) directs his offense during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine fist bumps Cleveland Browns nose tackle Ishmaa'ily Kitchen (67) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine watches his team during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert (21) lines up during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) talks with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) watches from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • The Washington Redskins cheerleaders perform during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Washington Redskins running back Lache Seastrunk (35) pauses during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • The Washington Redskins cheerleaders perform during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) talks with  offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) scrambles during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather (31) looks through a photographer's camera and telephoto lens during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) looks to pass during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • A Washington Redskins cheerleader performs during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) passes in front of Washington Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy (93) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • A Washington Redskins cheerleader performs during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) walks on the field after an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Washington Redskins wide receiver Ryan Grant (14) catches a touchdown pass in front of Cleveland Browns defensive back Royce Adams (40) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel arrives before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) slides down in front of Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Christian Kirksey (58) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) celebrates running back Dion Lewis (28) scoring a touchdown on a pass, during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

LANDOVER, Md. – Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer didn’t make Mike Pettine’s decision any easier. Good luck picking a starting quarterback after this mess, Coach.

Manziel struggled to hit open receivers and added another gesture to his repertoire – a middle finger apparently aimed at the Washington Redskins’ bench – while Hoyer completed only two passes in five series. Neither the hot-shot rookie nor the nondescript sixth-year veteran looked ready to claim a No. 1 NFL gig, failing to live up to the big-time setting of a final audition in the Cleveland Browns’ 24-23 loss to the Washington Redskins last night.

Pettine has said he plans to announce his regular season starter today. His choices are Manziel, the No. 22 overall pick in the draft who completed 7 of 16 passes for 65 yards and an touchdown, and Hoyer, who was 2 for 6 for 16 yards.

And those stats were padded by series against the Redskins’ backups. In the first quarter – when Washington’s starters were in the game – Manziel was 2 for 7 for 29 yards, while Hoyer was 0 for 2. Manziel was even mocked by Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo, who raised both hands and performed the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner’s “money” gesture after a sack by teammate Ryan Kerrigan.

Manziel appeared to have a message of his own for the Redskins. He raised the middle finger of his right hand as he jogged away from the Washington sideline after a play late in the third quarter.

To be fair, the first two passes by Hoyer could be classified as drops by his receivers, but he also failed to move the team when an interception gave the Browns the ball at Washington’s 15 in the second quarter. After a running play and two incompletions, including a pass high and through the hands of Andrew Hawkins in the end zone, Cleveland had to settle for a field goal.

Looking for a hint as to which way Pettine is leaning? It’s worth noting that Hoyer started for the second consecutive game and played mostly with the first-team offense, while Manziel was sent out with the backups to play in the second half. Manziel took advantage by leading a 16-play, 68-yard drive capped by an 8-yard pass to Dion Lewis for Cleveland’s first touchdown.

In a sloppy game that included 21 penalties and five turnovers, anyone using a nickname like “Johnny Football” at times seemed like an insult to the sport. The Browns were particularly susceptible to the NFL’s new emphasis on hindering receivers: Cleveland’s defense was whistled five times for holding or illegal contact in the first quarter alone, including twice on one play.

The Redskins don’t have a quarterback competition, but their former Heisman winner – Robert Griffin III – also needs some work to get to regular season form. He finished 6 for 8 for 112 yards, including an unwise off-balance throw that was picked off by Joe Haden. RG3’s three drives ended with a fumbled pitch by Alfred Morris, the interception, and a goal-line stuff by the Browns defense when Morris was unable to punch it on four runs from first-and-goal from the 3.

The designed runs are being marginalized under new Redskins Coach Jay Gruden, but Griffin was nevertheless hit hard several times as he scrambled four times for 24 yards.

At least the game had an exciting ending. Connor Shaw hit Emmanuel Ogbuehi on a 45-yard Hail Mary at time expired. The Browns’ 2-point conversion attempt failed.

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