Mike Pettine: Talk Of Browns Moving On From Johnny Manziel “Irresponsible”

CBS Cleveland

BEREA (92.3 The Fan) – Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine defended Johnny Manziel Tuesday and has grown tired of rumors that the team is ready to move on from the 2012 Heisman trophy winner.

Manziel has underwhelmed since being drafted last year and continues to be more of a story off the field than on it. The Browns signed veteran Josh McCown this offseason and all but named him the starter for the upcoming season.

As for talk the Browns are moving on without Manziel and not tailoring it to his skillset, Pettine called the talk “irresponsible” Tuesday. He objects to the speculation because it could potentially divide the coaching staff as well as locker room.

Pettine also dismissed this weekend’s incident at the Byron Nelson classic in Texas involving the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

“I have no thoughts,” Pettine said. “It’s a non-story. It’s…

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