Browns to give Hoyer, Manziel equal reps against Washington

Rex Grossman, left, talks with Cleveland Browns quarterbacks Connor Shaw, Johnny Manziel (2) and Brian Hoyer (6) during practice at NFL football training camp in Berea, Ohio Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. The Browns announced earlier that had signed Grossman, an unrestricted free agent, and waived quarterback Tyler Thigpen. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Rex Grossman, left, talks with Cleveland Browns quarterbacks Connor Shaw, Johnny Manziel (2) and Brian Hoyer (6) during practice at NFL football training camp in Berea, Ohio Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. The Browns announced earlier that had signed Grossman, an unrestricted free agent, and waived quarterback Tyler Thigpen. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

BEREA (AP) — Browns coach Mike Pettine says he expects Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel to get equal reps with the first-team offense next Monday night against Washington.

Manziel played with the first-team offense during Tuesday morning’s practice, but Pettine said afterward that no decision has been made as to who will start the Browns’ second preseason game.

But it won’t necessarily matter, as Pettine wants both quarterbacks to get equal reps or close to it with the first-teamers. Whether that’s by series, by quarter or by something else remains to be seen. Pettine said that will be discussed with his staff on the team’s off-day on Thursday.

Quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains also spoke after practice and said that there is no true leader in the competition. Earlier Tuesday, the Browns signed unrestricted free-agent quarterback Rex Grossman and waived quarterback Tyler Thigpen.

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