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Cleveland Browns to sign Pat Devlin after Johnny Manziel injury

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The Cleveland Browns have had yet another pre-season that has become far from ideal, to say the very least.

Bad Luck Browns

After last years debacle where quarterback Johnny Manziel spent more time drinking and partying than learning the playbook, and fellow first rounder Justin Gilbert turned out to be a massive draft bust, the Browns would have been hoping to fly under the radar heading in to the 2015 season.

That hasn't been allowed to happen however, with yet another quarterback battle that has ended with Manziel picking up an injury. Today, the Browns signed his replacement.

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Devlin In

It was reported last night that due to Manziel's elbow injury keeping him from throwing for the next week or two, the Browns were bringing in someone new.

It turns out that man is former Miami Dolphins quarterback Pat Devlin, who worked out for the Browns and is now set to sign a short-term deal, according to a report from Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports.

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Devlin was most recently with the Chicago Bears, where he lasted just over a month on their off-season roster before being released in the first wave of cuts, before that he was on the practice squad of the Minnesota Vikings.

Devlin was the starting quarterback at Delaware - after transferring from Penn State - and went undrafted in 2011 before being picked up by the Dolphins and doing well enough to stick around for three years behind Ryan Tannehill. 

With Manziel out injured, the Browns only had starter Josh McCown and former Bills quarterback Thad Lewis on their roster at the QB position. They had to bring someone in and Devlin got the nod.

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