Report: Johnny Manziel was late to team meeting

Friday August 15th, 2014

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was late to a team meeting on Monday morning, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on Thursday night.

"He and a few other rookies misread the schedule and they were, I think, fined for being a couple minutes late on Monday morning," Mortensen said.

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Mortensen added that Manziel's indiscretion did not factor into the team's decision to start Brian Hoyer in their second preseason game, Monday night in Washington.

Mortensen also said the Browns have been pleased with Manziel's work ethic, including his visit to the team's facility on Sunday when the players weren't required to attend following Saturday night's preseason opener.

More: Browns could name Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer starting QB by Tuesday

Browns coach Mike Pettine is expected to choose his Week 1 starter by the third preseason game, which is on Aug. 23.

Manziel was 7-of-11 passing for 63 yards in his NFL debut, and ran for 27 yards on six carries.

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[Pro Football Talk]

- Chris Mascaro

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