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Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is on the practice field in front of journalists for the first time since his release from rehab.
Sporting a shorter haircut, Manziel is taking part in Cleveland’s first practice of the third phase of the team’s offseason program. Manziel spent 10 weeks at Caron Addiction Treatment Center in Pennsylvania for an unspecified issue before being discharged on April 10.
The former Heisman Trophy winner recently moved out of a downtown apartment to a golf community on Cleveland’s west side. But while Manziel hasn’t spoken to reporters since the end of his rough rookie season, he has kept a public profile by attending several Cavaliers playoff games.
Browns coach Mike Pettine and several of Manziel’s teammates have praised his re-commitment following a first year in which he played poorly in two starts. He’ll open camp as Cleveland’s No. 2 quarterback behind Josh McCown.
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