Show him the money: Manziel signs
Johnny Football has some NFL money to rub between his fingers.
Johnny Manziel agreed to a contract with the Cleveland Browns Tuesday, becoming the fourth of the team’s six draft picks to do so. Terms were not immediately available.
The former Heisman Trophy winner will enter training camp next month as Cleveland’s No. 2 quarterback behind veteran Brian Hoyer, who has been limited during offseason practices while recovering from offseason knee surgery
Browns coach Mike Pettine has stressed that Manziel has some catching up to do, but has made it clear that Hoyer’s lead was not “insurmountable.”
The Browns moved up in last month’s draft to select the popular and polarizing Manziel with the No. 22 overall pick. Manziel rubbed his fingers together when he walked onto the stage during the draft, his signature “money” gesture that has endeared him to some fans and annoyed others critical of his reputation for partying.
Manziel went 20-6 in two seasons at Texas A&M, where he became the first freshman to win the Heisman and earned the “Johnny Football” nickname for his dynamic playmaking abilities.
49ers starters miss minicamp: The start of the San Francisco 49ers’ three-day mandatory minicamp is being overshadowed more by the players who are absent than the ones in attendance.
Two-time Pro Bowl tight end Vernon Davis and right guard Alex Boone skipped the first day of San Francisco’s minicamp Tuesday. Both starters are seeking raises despite two years left on their contracts.
Johnson no-show at Texans camp: The Texans have a starting quarterback. Now they need star wide receiver Andre Johnson back in the fold.
New coach Bill O’Brien named Ryan Fitzpatrick the starter, an announcement overshadowed somewhat by Johnson’s absence on the first day of a mandatory three-day mini-camp.