Cleveland Browns offensive tackle and team captain Joe Thomas said in an interview with ESPN Cleveland that quarterback Johnny Manziel will need to earn back some trust with the team, per NFL.com.Manziel is reportedly still in rehab but was recently spotted golfing with his father at a course in Shreveport, Louisiana."Obviously there's some uncertainty with Johnny right now and that's why we brought in Josh [McCown]," Thomas said. "He's a guy that if he's asked to carry the flag this year, he's going to do a great job. There's a chance we draft somebody or there's a chance Johnny comes back and he's a new person and he's rededicated to football."
The Packers have placed wide receiver Jared Abbrederis, offensive lineman Don Barclay, running back Rajion Neal, nose tackle B.J. Raji, linebacker Joe Thomas and guard Andrew Tiller on injured reserve, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
The following players are not expected to dress for the Packers Friday night against Oakland: cornerback Casey Hayward, running back Rajion Neal, linebacker Joe Thomas, offensive lineman Don Barclay, wide receiver Jared Abbrederis, tight end Brandon Bostick and defensive tackle Letroy Guion.
According to ESPN, The following Packers won't travel to St. Louis for their upcoming preseason game against the Rams on Saturday: Linebacker Joe Thomas (knee), tight end Colt Lyerla (knee), wide receiver Jared Abbrederis (knee) and tackle Don Barclay (knee)Letroy Guion is nursing a hamstring injury, which has kept him out all training camp. He will travel with the team but sit out the game against St. Louis.
Packers inside linebacker Joe Thomas left Saturday's preseason opener against the Titans with a knee injury. This is a difficult break for Thomas, who was picked up by the Packers as an undrafted free agent and was having a strong couple of weeks of training camp. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game.