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New Browns coach has spoken to Carson Wentz but not Johnny Manziel

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The future of Johnny Manziel in Cleveland has become progressively bleak over recent weeks. 

The former first-round pick has seen his stock fall from starting Browns quarterback to likely free agent thanks to a combination of his continued off-field issues and the arrival of Hue Jackson as the franchise's new head coach.

And a revelation this week from the ongoing Senior Bowl only adds weight to the idea that Manziel's days in Cleveland are numbered.

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That's because, as per Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter Mary Kay Cabot, Jackson has already met with and spoken to Carson Wentz, the North Dakota quarterback causing something of a stir at the college football showcase.

Jackson's dealings with Manziel, meanwhile, are non-existent so far. According to Pro Football Talk, the quarterback was not in "the first batch" of players contacted by Jackson, and the pair are yet to talk.

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The new Browns HC said it "was good to talk to" Wentz and, having already said that he'd be happy to take a new quarterback in the first two rounds of the 2016 NFL draft, it looks like he is doing the ground work to find Manziel's replacement.

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Manziel was, of course, Cleveland's first-round choice just two years ago. Having struggled to adapt to the NFL - both on and off the gridiron - it looks like the Browns are doing their due diligence before trying their luck once again.

Wentz, in a year disrupted by injury, threw 17 touchdowns and only four interceptions during the 2015 college season.

Browns fans: Who do you want to see your team pick at number two? Have your say in the comments below...

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