Browns coach Mike Pettine said on a conference call Sunday that a report that Johnny Manziel had moved ahead of Brian Hoyer in the quarterback competition is "untrue.'' He said there's no "clear cut favorite'' and that if there were, it would mean one of them isn't playing well, and that's not the case.

The media will find any way to talk about Manziel, including making up fake reports about him being moved ahead of Brian Hoyer on the depth chart. The media circus involving Manziel is already at high volume, just like it was for Tim Teblows. It is only going to get worse as we get closer to the NFL regular season. ANALYST: Mark Kaplan