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Hoyer to start over Manziel
Although neither quarterback has had a particularly stellar preseason, the Browns have decided on Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel to start in Week 1. Hoyer struggled in their Monday night game against the Redskins, but Manziel didn't do much better, and he sparked a controversy by gesturing with his middle finger toward the Redskins' bench. Manziel may be the team's QB of the future, but it remains to be seen just when that will come.
Manziel's controversial moment
Johnny Manziel just can't escape controversy. Less than a week after showing up late to a team meeting, Manziel during Monday night's game at Washington flipped off the opposing bench. Manziel is facing a fine, of course, and now questions about his maturity (his performance, too, didn't exactly excite; he was 7-of-16 for 65 yards and a touchdown). What do you make of it all?
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Marshawn Lynch to hold out
Months after helping the Seattle Seahawks win their first Super Bowl, running back Marshawn Lynch said he will not participate in training camp. Instead he will hold out for a contract with more money up front, which could be a major blow for Seattle -- if you believe training camp to be important for a 28-year-old Pro Bowler.
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Did the Buffalo Bills trade too much for the right to draft wide receiver Sammy Watkins?
If this ridiculous Vine is any indication (note: NFL executives should not base decisions on six-second videos), the answer is no:
via Sal Capaccio/Vine
An NFL team in Los Angeles?
The NFL-to-Los Angeles talk is picking up steam again, with Marcus Allen saying the Oakland Raiders should move there if the stadium situation is not settled and the Los Angeles Times reporting that the league is looking into possible stadium sites around Southern California. It's been 20 years since the Raiders and St. Louis Rams last played in the area. Will one of them, or another team, move to L.A. anytime soon?