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Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel practices for 1st time with team's starters

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel throws a pass at the NFL football team's training camp that was held at InfoCision Stadium in Akron, Ohio, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk) (The Associated Press)

Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has taken his first snaps in training camp with Cleveland's starters.

Manziel is trying to beat out Brian Hoyer for the starting job. The former Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M had worked exclusively with Cleveland's second-string offense until Monday.

On his first play of 11-on-11 drills, Manziel completed a 40-yard pass to Travis Benjamin. The wide receiver came back to grab the underthrown ball. Moments later, Manziel's tipped pass intended for Josh Gordon was intercepted by safety Donte Whitner.

Browns coach Mike Pettine had promised he would give Manziel time with the first-unit offense, and he decided to do it as the team prepares for Saturday's exhibition opener in Detroit.


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