Johnny Manziel could start next week because Josh McCown left the loss to the Rams with 5:17 left with a right shoulder injury. McCown took a serious beating from the Rams' defensive front throughout the game. He was sacked four times and pressured on 44 percent of his dropbacks, according to ESPN Stats and Information.
Four plays before McCown hurt his shoulder, he was hit in the chest, and a helmet came up and hit him in the jaw. He was down on the turf for a few minutes, his head down, but was not checked for a concussion during the game.
The Browns checked McCown for a concussion after the game, and he passed the tests.
Manziel also has an interview scheduled as part of the NFL's investigation into a domestic incident with his girlfriend in his car from Oct. 12 in Avon, Ohio.