Austin Davis threw two interceptions without a touchdown while completing 24-of-46 passes for 240 yards against the Steelers on Sunday. He also rushed for 22 yards on three carries, and lost a fumble.
Davis failed to throw a touchdown while getting picked off three times in his two starts for Cleveland this season. The former Rams quarterback struggled mightily in place of Johnny Manziel (concussion) this week, and his ineptitude allowed Pittsburgh to sneak into the playoffs.
Austin Davis will start in place of Johnny Manziel (concussion) in Sunday's regular season finale against the Steelers, ESPN.com reports.
With Manziel out this week, the Cleveland Browns have signed Pat Devlin to back Davis up this weekend. While Davis remains a speculative fantasy play in Week 17 as the 3-12 Browns limp to the finish line minus wideouts Brian Hartline and Andrew Hawkins, working in Davis' favor is that he'll be taking aim at a Steelers' defense that is allowing an average of 278.2 passing yards per game to date. Only the Saints and Giants have allowed more.
Davis has appeared in two games for the
Quarterback Johnny Manziel will start Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers , the Cleveland Browns announced Tuesday.
With Josh McCown (collarbone) out for the year and Austin Davis coming off a terrible outing, the Cleveland Browns will unsurprisingly turn back to Manziel for a four-game evaluation to close out the season.
Manziel played pretty well in his last game before being benched for off-field transgressions, but the sum of his performance this season has still been mediocre. He has completed 59.4 percent of his passes for 7.3 yards per attempt, with five touchdowns and two interceptions, adding 90 yards on 17 carries.
Manziel should have every opportunity to prove himself, as the weak Cleveland defense has consistently ensured that the team has to play from behind. There is some question regarding the health of top weapons Gary Barnidge (ankle) and Travis Benjamin (shoulder), but the Browns expect both to be ready for Sunday's favorable matchup with the 49ers.
Head coach Mike Pettine said that the
Following a report on Monday morning that Johnny Manziel would return to helm the Browns' offense,
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