NFL: Browns delay decision after Hoyer, Manziel falter
Pettine had been expected to announce whether Hoyer or Manziel, the hyped rookie, would start the Sept. 7 opener at Pittsburgh. But the decision has been delayed and could carry through to Cleveland's third preseason game Saturday. Pettine said the coaching staff would meet Wednesday night and could then choose a starter.
Pettine's decision became tougher after Hoyer and Manziel played poorly in a 24-23 exhibition loss at Washington on Monday night. Manziel also made an obscene gesture toward the Redskins sideline, an act Pettine called "extremely disappointing" and will likely result in a fine from the NFL.
'Honey Badger' returns
Mathieu is coming back from surgery to repair a torn ACL and LCL. The player widely kinown as the "Honey Badger" was having a standout rookie season when he injured his left knee against St. Louis on Dec. 8.
Beckham still out
New York Giants first-round draft pick Odell Beckham Jr. will miss the annual bragging rights game against the Jets on Friday because of continuing problems with a hamstring injury, coach Tom Coughlin said.