Hoyer, Manziel Mediocre In Loss – NFL Roundup
WASHINGTON (AP) — Browns head coach Mike Pettine (PEH'-tihn) had hoped to name his regular-season starting quarterback by Tuesday, but that was before Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel failed to impress during Cleveland's 24-23 loss to Washington Monday night.
Hoyer was just 2 for 6 for 16 yards in five series, and Manziel completed just seven of his 16 throws for 65 yards and a touchdown. Manziel also raised the middle finger of his right hand as he jogged away from the Washington sideline after a play late in the third quarter.
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay wants to delay his trial on two misdemeanor charges stemming from a March traffic stop.
The trial had been scheduled for Aug. 28, but The Indianapolis Star reports an attorney for Irsay has filed the request for the continuance. Police say Irsay failed field sobriety tests following a March 16 traffic stop, and that various prescription drugs were found in his vehicle.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two influential NFL voices said Monday they likely won't use the term "Redskins" when discussing the franchise. CBS broadcaster and former Giants quarterback Phil Simms says, "my very first thought is it will be Washington the whole game." NBC's Tony Dungy said in an email that "I will personally try not to use Redskins and refer to them as Washington. Personal opinion for me, not the network."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The status of Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles remains in question after he missed Sunday night's preseason game in Carolina because of a bruised foot. Charles suffered the injury in a freak way as he rolled his foot over a curb. Coach Andy Reid says that Charles had X-rays and an MRI exam that revealed no significant injury.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders is back with the team after being hospitalized over the weekend following a car accident. The fourth-round pick out of Oklahoma was released from the hospital Sunday morning, two days after his single-car accident on his way to the team's practice facility.