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Manziel sounding humble at mini camp

Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel went through his second day of drills at Browns rookie mini camp on Saturday. It was the first day the media was allowed in to watch.

Manziel, who is already a high-profile player, is slated to start the year as the team's back up quarterback, a position he is alright with. "I'm a rookie, I need to earn my place," he said. "I need to earn my keep. I don't need to be treated based off what I did in the past because that doesn't mean a thing at this level. I was completely OK with hearing that from everybody. I don't want to come in and have anything handed to me that I don't deserve."

Being number two on the depth chart is the second humbling thing he has encountered lately, the draft was another. "I got passed up 21 times, so that says something," Manziel said. "Getting passed up 21 times is never fun and obviously some of those teams weren't going to take quarterbacks and we knew that going into it. But still, it's even humbling to be the second quarterback off the board, so for them to come in and say that, I don't think I need to be humbled. I realize where I'm at in this organization and what I need to be doing, and that's all I'm really focused on."

Brian Hoyer, the Browns starting quarterback, will be on the field in Berea next week for OTA sessions.

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