CLEVELAND—Here are some news and notes from the Browns camp as we wait for tonight’s 8 p.m. preseason game kickoff in Cleveland:
—One of the more interesting NFL storylines of the summer is former Ohio State and Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor trying to make the Browns as a wide receiver. But we won’t see Pryor tonight. He is one of three Browns offensive skill players who is suffering from hamstring problems and will sit out tonight. The others are WR Dwayne Bowe and RB Duke Johnson. A total of about 15 Browns will sit out tonight including DL Barkevious Mingo and RB Glenn Winston, both of whom recently had knee procedures.
—A few days after Browns running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery called out his team’s crew of ball carries, saying that “nobody wants the role” as the lead back, there is talk that Cleveland may add former Ravens back Ray Rice. Montgomery was Rice’s running back coach in Baltimore from 2008 through 2013. Rice was released from the Ravens last year in the wake of a domestic violence incident that was caught on tape and he has yet to be picked up. Browns coach Mike Pettine said that the team has discussed adding Rice but added that “at this point, we’re not there yet.”
—The Redskins should see second-year quarterback Johnny Manziel tonight after starter Josh McCown plays the first quarter. Manziel missed Tuesday’s practice while resting a sore throwing elbow but he is still expected to play. During the preseason last year Manziel made headlines against the Redskins when he extended the one-finger salute to linebacker Brian Orakpo when the teams met at FedEx Field. Manziel completed 7 of 16 passes for 65 yards and a touchdown.