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Browns loosening media restrictions to see rookie Johnny Manziel practice

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) warms up before a rookie minicamp practice at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)The Associated Press

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) warms up behind Zane Frakes (82) and Blake Jackson (41) during a rookie minicamp practice at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)The Associated Press

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    In this pool photo provided by the Cleveland Browns, quarterback Johnny Manziel talks with reporters after a workout at NFL football rookie minicamp at the team's facility in Berea, Ohio Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Cleveland Browns, John Reid, Pool)The Associated Press

The Browns have relaxed their media limitations to see rookie Johnny Manziel practice.

Cleveland's entire practice session on Wednesday will be open to local and national media members. Last weekend's rookie minicamp, where Manziel made his pro debut, was restricted to just local reporters and photographers as first-year Browns coach Mike Pettine tried to contain the hype surrounding Manziel, the flashy Texas A&M quarterback Cleveland selected in the first round of the NFL draft.

Pettine limited last week's media access to just 15 minutes. Manziel threw three passes and did some stretching during the period the workout was open.

The Browns received push back from some national outlets upset about being denied credentials.

Pettine believes the situation "was overblown a little bit." He said the limitations were "more rewarding the local media than it was punishing. The words 'ban' and 'punishing,' to me that was nonsense."