Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine said Friday that Johnny Manziel can still beat out Brian Hoyer for the starting quarterback job.
Hoyer will start Monday night's preseason game against the Washington Redskins, the second time that Pettine has gone with the veteran quarterback over Manziel, the popular rookie first-round pick.
"Sure he can,'' Pettine told reporters of Manziel. "All of our options are still on the table. I think a lot of people read into what happened, but every option for us is still on the table.''
Pettine still plans to make his starting quarterback decision on Tuesday to get ready for the season opener Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh.
"That should be the target date,'' he said. "Something unforeseen could come up, but we're hopeful. I want to see if I can cut the quarterback questions down by about 90 percent after next week -- and the chemistry, continuity, it's important to establish that.''
Pettine announced Thursday that Hoyer would start against the Redskins, but Manziel worked with the first team in practice Friday.
---Cleveland Browns legend Jim Brown supports Manziel and does not disapprove of the quarterback's behavior off the field.
"I like Johnny, you know, I like his type," Brown said on an ESPN Cleveland radio show. "Johnny is a champion, Johnny won games in college. He won the Heisman Trophy as a freshman, didn't he? ... That's pretty bold. Not bad. You got to have something going on to do that."
The 78-year-old Brown, with a cane at his side, said he understands the Manziel frenzy.
"You've got to remember, I'm an ex-player. We used to party," Brown said. "Let's get real, man, we chase girls."
---Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy are behind Robert Griffin III on the Redskins depth chart, but how the order at the position shakes out is a mystery entering Monday night's preseason game against the Browns.
McCoy signed with the Redskins on April 3 as the third quarterback behind Cousins and RG3, fueling speculation that Cousins could be traded.
First-year head coach Jay Gruden talked with reporters about his backups. He likes what he has seen so far on Cousins' preparation and work ethic.
"He's done great. You know, Kirk's handled it like a pro," Gruden said. "He understands the situation here. He understands it's Robert's job to lose right now but he's still coming in here, competing and battling every day. And, that's what a quarterback does."
---The NFL suspended Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe for one game, the team confirmed.
According to ESPN, Bowe was banned for substance abuse and will miss the regular-season opener against the Tennessee Titans.
The suspension reportedly stems from an incident last November, when Bowe was stopped in Riverside, Mo., for speeding and possessing marijuana.
---Misdemeanor charges against St. Louis Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar stemming from a fight outside a nightclub in July were dropped.
Dunbar had been charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and breach of peace after getting into an altercation with NBA free agent Donte Green.
The fight occurred outside a Miami Beach nightclub on July 20. Dunbar claimed self-defense.
---The New England Patriots made two trades, acquiring defensive end Jerel Worthy from the Green Bay Packers in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick and defensive tackle Ben Bass from the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for defensive back Justin Green.
The Patriots also placed rookie tight end Terrence Miller on injured reserve.
---The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced rookie running back Charles Sims is expected to miss 12-14 weeks following surgery scheduled for Saturday on his right ankle.
The third-round pick out of West Virginia was injured during Tuesday's practice. While a setback for the Bucs, it does come at one of the team's deepest positions as Sims was competing for snaps behind starter Doug Martin with Bobby Rainey and Mike James.
---New York Jets rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders was hospitalized after a single-car accident on his way to the practice facility, the team announced.