Browns, Bears are only teams to skip Johnny Manziel's pro day

Thursday March 27th, 2014

Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears skip Johnny Manziel's pro day at Texas A&M Johnny Manziel worked out in front of representatives from 30 of the NFL's 32 teams. (Patric Schneider/AP)

Johnny Manziel put on a show Thursday morning during his personal pro day. Manziel immediately received praise for going through his scripted throwing routine in shells -- a helmet and shoulder pads -- and there were plenty of teams from around the league that showed up to see the workout first hand.

In fact, only two teams were not present at Texas A&M's indoor facility -- the Chicago Bears and the Cleveland Browns -- according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network.

The Bears' absence is not a huge surprise considering their confidence in current quarterback Jay Cutler, but it is notable that the quarterback-needy Browns decided to skip out on the pro day.

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However, don't let the Browns' absence lead you to believe they have no interest in the Texas A&M star. Cleveland is expected to put Manziel through a workout and hold a private meeting with him at some point before the draft. Manziel looked strong during his pro day when he was showcasing his ability to throw on the run while being chased by a broom, but interested teams will want to see him drive the ball more towards the opposite hash mark when they put him through their own private, unscripted workouts.

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