Johnny Manziel struggles during Cleveland Browns OTAs

Wednesday June 4th, 2014

Johnny Manziel struggles at Cleveland Browns OTAs Johnny Manziel is working to learn new Browns' offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's offensive system during OTAs. (Mark Duncan/AP)

Everybody has off days, but when you're Johnny Manziel, the spotlight on those days burns a little brighter. The Cleveland Browns rookie is finding out that after a rough day at practice, his struggles are being broadcast for the masses.

Manziel threw three interceptions on Tuesday during team OTAs, and while nobody is likely to hear if backup quarterbacks elsewhere in the NFL such as Brandon Weeden or Christian Ponder struggle during their organized team activities, the moment Manziel does it becomes noteworthy.

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Manziel's first turnover came at the hands of undrafted free safety Robert Nelson during a receiver-cornerback drill, according to the Akron Beacon Journal's Nate Ulrich.

That was just the start of Manziel's struggles though. The quarterback threw a pick-six to veteran Donte Whitner during a full-squad scrimmage, and his final interception of the day came courtesy of Joe Haden, who grabbed a poorly thrown sideline route and took it back to the house. It wasn't all bad for Manziel, who reportedly completed several difficult throws during the session to help erase the memory of the erratic throws from earlier in the day.

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