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Mike Evans says Johnny Manziel will be “committed” come camp

Johnny Manziel, Mike Evans

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) and wide receiver Mike Evans celebrate after a pass reception during a drill at pro day for NFL football representatives in College Station, Texas, Thursday, March 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)


Mike Evans had ringside seats for the Johnny Football show at Texas A&M.

And based on his experience, he doesn’t think the Browns have anything to worry about regarding the extracurricular activities of Johnny Manziel.

“In training camp, I don’t think he’ll go out at all,’' the Buccaneers rookie wideout said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “He’ll be committed and devoted and fighting for a starting job.”

Whether it’s partying with Rob Gronkowski or swimming with the swans or flashing the money phone, Manziel’s off-field life has become a subject of fascination before he plays his first preseason game.

But Evans said Manziel knows when to flip the switch.

“He’s a great guy,’' Evans said. “He practiced hard. He came to work. He’s one of my best friends. So I wouldn’t trade him for anybody. I think he’ll be a great pro. He’s a great guy. He’s a better guy than most people give him credit for.

“It’s just he’s under a bigger microscope than everybody. Being a Heisman Trophy winner and coming out of college, he’s just under a bigger microscope. Everybody does it. When he gets on the field, all of that will go to rest.”

That last part is probably wishful thinking.