Browns rookie QB Johnny Manziel took first snap with starters in team drills Monday.
Rein in the enthusiasm, people, rein it in. Of course he's getting time with the first team, but everyone knows that Brian Hoyer will open the season as the Browns starting quarterback. Forget this early-August hype. It doesn't mean anything. As the back-up and given Hoyer's knee issue last year, of course Manziel needs to familiarize himself with the first team. Cleveland may be a bad team, but they're not stupid. Don't blow this up into more than it should be. You'll regret it in your draft when you take Manziel far higher than he should be taken.ANALYST: Howard Bender
The Rangers released Ryan Ludwick on Sunday.
Ludwick was notified a couple days back that he would not be making the big-league team and was allowed to search for another team. He has struggled in Spring Training and hasn't been able to get over the .700 OPS mark the last two seasons. The Rangers will look internally to create outfield options for the 2015 season. Analysis: Rob Trayah