Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has support from veteran Browns receiver Nate Burleson, who said, "I’ll just say this, Johnny’s still the man." Burleson also noted that he is pleased with head coach Mike Pettine’s decision to start QB Brian Hoyer.
Maybe Burleson should focus on staying healthy for once in his career rather than spend his time yapping to the media like some brown-nosing, hapless suck-up. He knows that the club will want to move towards Manziel at some point, but early in the season it will be all Hoyer. That's the way it is and that's the way it should be. Manziel should watch and learn for his first year, as much as he possibly can. That's how he's going to get into games -- by keeping his mouth shut and his eyes open. His time will come, but not yet. Let's get over this already, people. And Burleson just needs to shut his yap.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Lions placed CB Alex Carter on injured reserve.
It is now officially a lost season for the rookie. He was placed on short-term IR to begin the season, and is now done for the year. He has no stats, and while he says he is healthy, the fact remains that he is too far behind after missing the first nine weeks of the season with the IR/Designated to Return status to open the season. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson
Redskins are working out CB AL Louis-Jean on Tuesday.
He played in nine games with the Bears in 2014, but was released this season out of training camp, having failed to impress the new coaching regime in Chicago. He has decent size at 6'1" for a cornerback, and also flashes good speed for coverage. At present, you do not need to put him on your IDP radar, unless he is signed to the 53-man roster instead of the practice squad. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson