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Browns QBs Manziel, Hoyer both struggle against 1st-team Washington defense in 1st half

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LANDOVER, Maryland — Often throwing behind or over receivers, Johnny Manziel went 2 for 7 for 29 yards in the first half of the Cleveland Browns' exhibition game against the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

The other quarterback competing for Cleveland's starting job, Brian Hoyer, was 2 for 6 for 16 yards through two quarters.

PHOTO: Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel arrives before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel arrives before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

Browns coach Mike Pettine has said he plans to announce his regular-season QB on Tuesday.

Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and 2014 first-round draft pick, and Hoyer each played two possessions against Washington's first-team defense — going a combined 2 for 9, with two sacks and zero points.

Washington led 7-3 at the break.

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PHOTO: Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) sacks Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
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