Week 10 Essential NFL Practice News & Notes for Friday
Browns QB Johnny Manziel (right elbow, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 10. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Johnny Manziel is “likely to start” against the Steelers.
Browns QB Josh McCown (ribs, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 10. HC Mike Pettine said that McCown would start if he’s healthy enough to play and is active on Sunday, but he’s keeping the starter secret to maintain a competitive advantage. If he’s back under center, it would be an upgrade for the entire passing game, including Travis Benjamin, Gary Barnidge and Duke Johnson. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Johnny Manziel is “likely to start” against the Steelers.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (foot, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 10. Roethlisberger is expected to miss this week and return after Pittsburgh’s Week 11 bye, but he has shed his walking boot and is ahead of schedule in his recovery. It’s not inconceivable that he could start against the Browns, though we believe the team will roll with Jones and let Roethlisberger heal. Jason La Canfora categorized Roethlisberger’s chances of playing as “unlikely.” The Steelers kick off early on Sunday.