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NFL Notes: Johnny Manziel, Browns, Seahawks

Johnny Manziel

Mike Rodak of ESPN writes that Johnny Manziel is expected to be the backup quarterback for his CFL team behind Jeremiah Masoli for the entire 2018 season.

I would say Jeremiah is doing very, very well,” Tiger-Cats HC June Jones said, “Until something creates for me to take him out of there, I would say he’ll be our starter for the whole year, hopefully, and win the Grey Cup.

Browns

Browns GM John Dorsey was asked about the recent report that they offered the No. 35 overall pick to the Eagles for QB Nick Foles this offseason (NFLTR).

“Well I know this, we’re very excited to have Tyrod Taylor as our starting quarterback,” Dorsey said, via Cleveland.com. “I’m not going to talk about another team’s player. You all know my position on that. He’s with the Philadelphia Eagles and I won’t talk about him.”

  • According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Browns’ No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield threw three interceptions and nearly had another two passes picked off during Wednesday’s OTAs.
  • Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland reports that the Browns are parting ways with director of player personnel Chisom Opara, director of college scouting Bobby Vega and scout Patrick Moore.
  • Grossi says that the Browns are expected to hire former NFL linebacker Matt Wilhelm in an unspecified capacity.
  • Cabot reports that Browns draft consultant Scot McCloughan is no longer working exclusively for the Browns and is back consulting for multiple teams.

Seahawks

Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise says he’s hoping to show the team that he can be durable and available after dealing with injuries in each of his first two years.

I just know what I can do, I know the impact I have on the game when I’m out there,” Prosise said, via Michael-Shaun Dugar of the Athletic. “That’s the thing that really hurt me because, through everything – the community stuff, like I said, that’s my passion – when I’m out there on the field, and I’m making a big play or I’m scoring a touchdown, that’s the best feeling I can ever have. I want that feeling all the time.”

Prosise made the decision to hire a full-time personal trainer to help get him in better shape and hopefully avoid the kinds of injuries that have limited his availability up to this point.

“His body just wasn’t ready to take on that type of stress and responsibility,” Prosise’s trainer Kevin Allen said. “Now, he’s a totally different being. He’s ready. He’s 225 (pounds) solid. Running stronger than ever. Quick as ever. More powerful than ever. It’s not going to be a hit-C.J.-and-he-fall-down type thing no more. Hit C.J., and you better wrap him up – because he’s 225 solid. It’s not 225 fluff.”

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