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Browns not concerned with QB Johnny Manziel's sore elbow

With Tuesday's day off looming and an eye on Saturday's preseason trip to Tampa Bay, Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel could receive an extra day's rest Monday.

Manziel cut off his throwing near the end of Sunday's practice because of soreness in his throwing elbow. Veteran Thaddeus Lewis took the remaining snaps with the second-team offense.

"I wouldn't be surprised tomorrow if we shut him down," Browns coach Mike Pettine said. "Just depends on how it feels."

Manziel had his throwing limited at a practice earlier this month but returned the next day and wasn't limited in the Browns' two preseason games. Pettine said he wasn't concerned Manziel was dealing with a long-term issue.

Pettine said earlier in the week the Browns likely did not need to add another arm to the group in the wake of Shaw's injury because of how close the regular season was. If Manziel doesn't practice Monday, the Browns will have two quarterbacks available in starter Josh McCown and Lewis.

"I think we are OK," Pettine said last week. "The volume won't be as much as it was early in camp. I think if this had happened (preseason) Week 1, we would have looked to add an arm. I just don't think we are there at this point."

Through two preseason games, Manziel is 17-of-29 for 160 yards and a touchdown.

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