One of the reasons Johnny Manziel was such a spectacular player in college was because he was able to extend a play and throw to a big receiver down the field. Landing with the Cleveland Browns is a total win for Johnny Football because he'll have Josh Gordon , Jordan Cameron , Greg Little and Nate Burleson as down-field targets along with Andrew Hawkins as a quick, short-area weapon. Ben Tate rumbling in the backfield doesn't hurt either.SEE FULL ARTICLE
Another impressive factor is the Browns O-line, which has two studs in left tackle Joe Thomas and center Alex Mack . If the line can improve from last season (we're looking at you, Mitchell Schwartz ), then Manziel will have time to make good throws.
Of all the places he could have gone in the draft, Cleveland's the best fit. Not only should he inject life into the franchise but he should end up starting in Week 1 against the Steelers. Expect Manziel to get taken late in every single seasonal draft as a combo backup Fantasy QB/sleeper who could get some serious trade value. He'll get picked in the middle rounds in dynasty/keeper leagues and should be considered a Top 5 choice in rookie-only drafts.
The Cleveland Browns list a whopping 16 players on their Friday injury report, but half are probable for the Week 17 battle in Pittsburgh, including All-Pro tackle Joe Thomas (back). The other offensive players among them are running back Willis McGahee (knee) and tackle Mitchell Schwartz (toe).
The four defensive probables are linebackers Paul Kruger (illness) and Tank Carder (shoulder), safety Jordan Poyer (toe) and safety T.J. Ward (shoulder, illness). Punter Spencer Lanning (knee) is also probable.SEE FULL ARTICLE
Cleveland Browns tackle Mitchell Schwartz has been cleared for action Sunday against the Jets despite a toe ailment that had him deemed probable.SEE FULL ARTICLE
Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (hip) and wide receiver Davone Bess (personal) are the lone questionables on the injury report released by the team on Friday.
The probables are linebackers Tank Carder (shoulder) and Eric Martin (illness), running back Willis McGahee (concussion, knee), defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin (calf), tackles Mitchell Schwartz (toe) and Joe Thomas (back), punter Spencer Lanning (knee) and safety T.J. Ward (shoulder).SEE FULL ARTICLE
The Cleveland Browns have listed six offensive players among their probables for the Sunday battle against the Bears, including premeir tackle Joe Thomas (back), backup quarterback Brandon Weeden (concussion) and top tight end Jordan Cameron (ribs).
The others are linemen Mitchell Schwartz (toe, knee) and Reid Fragel (illness) and tight end MarQueis Gray (hamstring).SEE FULL ARTICLE