Johnny Manziel to start againt 49ers-- Tue Dec 8 2:30 pm --
Austin Davis back to the bench
Johnny Manziel will start at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. The Browns want to further evaluate Manziel's ability on the field and how he handles any success and failure off it, a source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Monday.(ESPN)
FF Today's Take:This move was predictable regardless of Manziel's off-field issues after Austin Davis failed to generate any success in a 37-3 loss to Cincinnati. A matchup against the 49ers represents a better opportunity for the team as a whole and the fantasy prospects of WR Travis Benjamin (shoulder) and TE Gary Barnidge.
Browns name Austin Davis the starter for Wk 13-- Wed Dec 2 11:30 am --
FF Today's Take:Josh McCown has been placed on IR with a broken collarbone. Manziel is being punished for reportedly lying to coaches about his off-field activities during the bye week. Davis went 7-for-10 for 77 yards, and a 42-yard TD in relief of McCown last week. He's a QB2 against the Bengals.
Josh McCown has possible broken collarbone-- Tue Dec 1 11:15 am --
Browns will chose between Austin Davis, Johnny Manziel
FF Today's Take:Mike Pettine was not very forthcoming with an answer about who he'll start in Week 13, though after his demotion punichment for Week 12, it might make sense to give Manziel a shot to earn back the trust of the brass. "We'll watch the tape and discuss that (Tuesday),'' said Pettine. "I'm not prepared to answer that just yet."