BEREA, Ohio – The Browns aren’t worried about Johnny Manziel running out of bounds off the field.
After a weekend of partying in Texas, where he was photographed drinking champagne while floating on an inflatable swan in a nightclub swimming pool, Manziel was on the field Tuesday as the Browns opened a mandatory three-day minicamp.
The team is not making their popular Heisman Trophy-winning rookie quarterback available to the media this week.
Manziel has left Cleveland each of the past three weekends, first taking a trip to Las Vegas, then to Los Angeles for a seminar with other rookies and then to his home state, where in addition to having some fun, he got drafted by the San Diego Padres.
After practice, Browns first-year coach Mike Pettine said he’s not worried about how his young QB spends his free time.
I’m not concerned, Pettine said. I would become concerned if it was something criminal, and I would be concerned if it affected his job. There’s a lot of our guys, if when they leave here if they were followed around, you’d get some very similar pictures.
Texans tackle has lymphoma
Houston said offensive tackle David Quessenberry has lymphoma and has been placed on the NFL’s non-football illness list. The team said Quessenberry, 23, had a persistent cough over the past week and was tired, prompting him to seek an evaluation.
Around the league
Dallas linebacker Sean Lee is set for surgery on his for surgery on the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Thursday, but there’s no timetable for his return. Atlanta linebacker Sean Weatherspoon ruptured his Achilles tendon and will miss the 2014 season. Jonathan Martin returned to practice for San Francisco after missing a few weeks because of a bout of mononucleosis.
Denver signed first-round pick Bradley Roby of Ohio State to a four-year deal worth about $7 million. A Florida jury found Jason Mitchell guilty of first-degree murder and armed burglary in connection with a botched 2007 Miami-area heist that ended with the fatal shooting of Washington star Sean Taylor.
Kansas City cornerback Sean Smith was cited for driving under the influence and careless driving after an officer witnessed him lose control and strike a light pole. The delayed online auction of thousands of items from the decrepit Silverdome in Michigan begins today.