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Browns coach Mike Pettine had planned to announce his Week 1 starting quarterback Tuesday, following Monday night's preseason game. But with Brian Hoyer and rookie Johnny Manziel both struggling, Pettine said he has not made a decision.
The fact that both players are struggling should mean that the job should simply default to Hoyer as the more experienced quarterback. It's the right move for the Browns and everyone knows it. Aside from the on-field struggles, Pettine can also now cite maturity as an issue to keep the youngster on the bench. In fact, there are so many reasons why Manziel shouldn't be starting in Week 1 that there's simply not enough room to write it all here on the web site. It would seriously make him the worst coach ever.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jed Lowrie left Monday's game with a thumb injury. He's going back to Houston Tuesday for an MRI.
In all likelihood Jonathan Villar or Marwin Gonzalez will fill in for Lowrie if he misses extended time, but there's an outside chance the first-place Astros call up uber-prospect Carlos Correa for his first major league taste. Correa is murdering the Texas League (Double-A) to the tune of .375/.429/.719 with four home runs and two stolen bases. He's worth a speculative add in competitive leagues until the situation becomes more clear. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has hinted that he wouldn't be scared to "lift" Correa straight from Double-A at some point. Analysis: Spencer Silva