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Browns GM Farmer says Manziel can still be NFL starter if 'used the right way'

BEREA, Ohio Browns general manager Ray Farmer remains in Johnny Manziel's corner, even though the 22nd overall pick in last year's NFL draft is on track to ride the bench behind a veteran journeyman for the second consecutive season. There is little evidence Manziel can succeed in the league after his disastrous rookie season. He led the offense to just three points in six quarters as a starter, then spent more than 10 weeks this offseason in a rehabilitation facility specializing in alcohol and drug addiction treatment. Now all signs point to Manziel, 22, serving as Josh McCown's backup when the Browns open the regular season Sept. 13 against the New York Jets. Last year,...

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