- HC Mike Pettine acknowledged that rookie QB Johnny Manziel “provided a spark” during Saturday’s preseason game.
“He did (provide a spark), and I just think that just comes with playing,” said Pettine, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “He needs to play, and as I’ve said a bunch of times, there’s no substitute for live game reps at NFL speed. I think that was good work for him. That’s why at the end we still took the timeout, just wanted to get as many reps as we could get him in the 2-minute. Then, after he got sacked we just went ahead and let it run out.“
- HC Joe Philbin told reporters that he’s “still evaluating” the starting running back position. (James Walker)
- CB Trumaine Johnson‘s MRI revealed that he has a sprained MCL and is likely to miss six weeks. (Jason La Canfora)
- Third-round pick OT Morgan Moses suffered a sprained MCL during Saturday’s preseason game. (John Keim)