No decision on Browns starting QB for this week
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NFL Team Report - Cleveland Browns - INSIDE SLANT
Brian Hoyer, who started against the Detroit Lions Saturday, practiced with the first-team offense Monday.
"Nothing's changed," head coach Mike Pettine said." If there was a significant change on the depth chart, it would be reflected on the field."
Still, Pettine indicated Johnny Manziel might practice with the first team on Tuesday. Pettine said he still has not decided which quarterback will start against the Washington Redskins in the second preseason game next Monday.
Pettine wants to name his regular-season starter before the third preseason game.
"I don't expect anything," Manziel said after practice. "I expect to come out and get the reps and get the teamwork that I'm told I'm going to get. From there, go out and make the best of the opportunity that I have."
Manziel is looking to improve after watching the tape from Saturday's game against the Lions.
"Same thing as my initial thoughts after the game -- saw some good things, saw some things I can improve on, but I felt like, for the most part, I went to the right spot with the ball, tried to get it to some check-downs and try and work through my progressions," Manziel said. "I thought it was a good starting point, and I took a lot away from the first game."
Manziel was asked if the team will be installing new things this week in practice or refining what it has been doing.
"I think we're continuing to go through the bulk of the playbook, continuing to go over, refine, get some new things in and just kind of go through our offense and continue to get better," he said.
Manziel feels comfortable taking either first-team or second-team reps.
"The line obviously is a No. 1 line, but I think with the group that I've been in with the No. 2s have done an excellent job of keeping me off my butt and keeping me well protected," Manziel said. "Obviously, you have a couple staple guys that are up front with the No. 1 line. I think they're doing a great job when Brian was in there in the game too, just going through and watching the film. I think both of our offensive lines, No. 1 and No. 2, are both doing extremely well."
NFL Team Report - Cleveland Browns - NOTES, QUOTES
--Cornerback Buster Skrine had an excellent practice. He broke up two passes and intercepted another. On one play he fell for a fake by Andrew Hawkins but then closed on Hawkins as the pass from Hoyer was approaching the wide receiver.
Skrine is trying to fend off a challenge from rookie Justin Gilbert.
"I felt like I did good today," Skrine said. "I give all my credit to my coaches they have been helping me a lot with my hands, my eyes things like that. So, it all paid off today."
--John Greco might have pulled ahead of Garrett Gilkey in the race to start at right guard. Greco started against the Lions and was part of an offensive line that kept Brian Hoyer clean. Hoyer was not sacked nor was he knocked down.
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