Pettine said Manziel should play Thursday night when the Browns open the preseason vs. the Redskins. Timing is everything for a quarterback trying to make up for lost time — all of his rookie season, basically — and Manziel needs to be healthy if he’s going to make any kind of real push in this camp. The Browns go to Rochester for two days of combined practices with the Bills Aug. 17-18 before the teams play an Aug. 20 preseason game.
Manziel wore a protective sleeve on his right arm Tuesday, and though he went through early drills he was a spectator later in practice. Pettine said Manziel’s issue is just “wear and tear” and that the only loss Tuesday was a day of reps.