Johnny Manziel to be with Browns' first team soon?

Seven days into training camp, a sloppy but exciting Johnny Manziel has earned a longer look in the Cleveland Browns' quarterback competition.

Playing exclusively with the second-team offense during Saturday's Family Day scrimmage in Akron, Ohio, Manziel engineered a 17-play, 63-yard drive by extending plays with his scrambling ability.

Although Manziel's unimpressive "box score" shows 3-of-7 passing for 14 yards, he added runs of nine and five yards and avoided turnovers, all the while showing off his trademark escapability.

"I saw what you guys saw," coach Mike Pettine said. "He had a couple nice runs, made some nice throws. When most quarterbacks would step out of bounds, he had two completions there."

Pettine didn't want to make any rash judgments before watching the scrimmage tape, but he did hint that changes are in the offing.

"When camp began, Brian was the No. 1 because we had to have someone out there with the ones, but they were truly competing against each other," Pettine explained. "At some point, we will mix the units. It's all part of our evaluation process."

The Browns coaching staff will meet Sunday morning to set the agenda for next week. Pettine confirmed that mixing Manziel in with the first team "will be a topic of discussion."

Live football is finally here. This competition is just starting to heat up.

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