Browns’ Manziel dressed, active tonight vs. Ravens

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel arrives at an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, between the Baltimore Ravens and the Browns in Cleveland. (Rob Schwane/AP)

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.

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