Browns QB Johnny Manziel released a statement apologizing to the team and his fans.
“I would like to thank my family, friends, the Browns organization, my teammates, and Browns fans everywhere, for your patience, understanding, and support during my stay at Caron. The doctors and staff have been amazing and what I’ve learned in the last couple of months has been tremendous. I owe private apologies to a lot of people that I disappointed but a very public one to the Browns organization and the fans that I let down. I take full responsibility for my actions and it’s my intention to work very hard to regain everyone’s trust and respect. I understand that will take time and will only happen through what I do and not what I say. I also understand there’s a lot of curiosity about this but anyone who has a friend or family-member that’s been through things like this knows it’s an ongoing process. I’m going to continue to ask folks to try to respect my privacy as I determine to what degree I am comfortable talking about a subject which I consider very personal. Most of you have been considerate about that and I thank you for it. I look forward to seeing my teammates next week and focusing on football and my desire to be the best possible player, teammate, and man that I can be.”
- Mary Kay Cabot reports that the Browns have worked out Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson.
- Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports that the Chiefs hosted CB DeVante Bausby for a pre-draft visit on Wednesday.
- Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that Connecticut CB Byron Jones and Ohio State WR Devin Smith are visiting with the Dolphins.
- Dan Granziano of ESPN is hearing that the Giants like Iowa OL Brandon Scherff, Miami OT Ereck Flowers, and Michigan State CB Trae Waynes.