Johnny Manziel to start Sunday for Browns

Sep 18, 2015 7:04 PM by Associated Press

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will start Sunday's home opener against Tennessee.

Manziel will be making his third NFL start, replacing Josh McCown, who sustained a concussion last week against the New York Jets and has been following the NFL's protocol on head injuries.

The Browns announced Manziel's start before Friday's practice was opened to the media.

McCown had been expected to practice, and coach Mike Pettine said if he did, the 36-year-old veteran would play against the Titans. Pettine will have an update on his quarterback following practice.

Manziel came off the bench last Sunday against the New York Jets after McCown was injured on Cleveland's opening drive. Manziel threw his first career touchdown pass, but also committed three turnovers in a 31-10 loss.

Manziel has shown progress following a rough rookie season, which was followed by him entering a rehab facility.

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