CLEVELAND — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is surprisingly active for Monday night’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Manziel lost his starting job last week, demoted to third string after a video surfaced of him partying in Texas during Cleveland’s bye week. He had promised coach Mike Pettine and assistants he would not be a distraction.
Pettine said there was a chance Manziel would not dress for the game, but the Browns announced he would be active for the team’s first Monday night appearance since 2009. He will be Cleveland’s No. 3 quarterback behind starter Josh McCown and Austin Davis.
The Browns had decided to start Manziel for their final six games before the 22-year-old went off course again. McCown is making his first start since Nov. 1. He missed two games with injured ribs.