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Browns owner: Johnny Manziel the backup to Brian Hoyer Published: May 12, 2014

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslem is being upfront about Johnny Manziel.

"Brian Hoyer is the starting quarterback," Haslam said while speaking at a Pro Football Hall of Fame luncheon in Canton. "It's his job to lose.

"We were frank with [Manziel] on Friday that's the expectation, you're the backup quarterback," he added. "This is a hard-working, blue-collar town, this isn't Hollywood. We want you to come in and go to work."

Manziel was selected with the 22nd pick overall in the NFL Draft last week. Cleveland passed on Manziel with its first pick, instead selecting Oklahoma State defensive back Justin Gilbert at No. 8 overall.

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