Johnny Manziel still might take some snaps in Week One against the Steelers. Browns coach Mike Pettine told Ross Tucker on SiriusXM NFL Radio that a Manziel package is on the table. We could potentially look at a two-quarterback system down the road, Pettine said.
Oh jeez. Here we go. A day ago there was no specific package set up for Manziel and now, likely because or moronic public backlash from idiots who don't understand the difficulty in becoming a legit NFL quarterback, Pettine is back-pedaling and talking about giving Manziel early work. That couldn't be a worse plan. Brian Hoyer is perfectly capable of captaining this ship and Pettine needs to sac-up and stand by his decision. Manziel is not ready and everyone knows it. Pettine is making a major mistake here as he gets his coaching feet wet.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Indians optioned P Josh Tomlin to Triple-A Columbus.
Tomlin has some upside if he can repeat his 8.13 K/9 from last season, but home runs will likely always be an issue. Tomlin has allowed 1.41 HR/9 over his big league career, far too high for him to be a consistent fantasy producer. He will almost certainly be in the rotation at some point and could even get the call up before Danny Salazar even though Salazar has far more upside for fantasy. Analysis: Steve Pimental