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Browns interested in Mark Sanchez - Manziel's future in further doubt

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Johnny Manziel's future at the Cleveland Browns and in the NFL is in serious doubt after he checked into a rehab facility earlier this month.

Manziel struggled immensely during his rookie season, which ended with him firmly as the number two signal caller behind Brian Hoyer.

Although Manziel's decision to check himself into rehab has thrown his career into doubt, he has received support from Cleveland head coach Mike Pettine.

"I just wanted to go visit him and see how he's doing and let him know that we're proud of him for the decision that he made to go in," Pettine said of his decision to visit Manziel in rehab. "Obviously he has our full support."

Sanchez to Browns?

Pettine has commended the brave decision from Manziel, but some of his latest comments also further throw Manziel's position at the Browns into further doubt.

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The Browns head coach was quizzed on whether or not he would be interested in signing Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez, and his answer will worry Manziel.

"[Quizzed on] If the Browns wind up adding a veteran quarterback, Pettine said he would be "open" to working with Mark Sanchez again after they teamed together with the New York Jets," reported.

It's highly unlikely that Manziel will be the starting quarterback for the Browns at the beginning of the 2015 NFL season.

And while the potential of Sanchez joining Cleveland could push Manziel further down the pecking order at the Browns and even out of Cleveland, it's also likely that Sanchez would replace veteran QB and last season's starter, Brian Hoyer.

Reports suggest the Browns and Hoyer seem further and further away from each other regarding the possibility of him staying on for another season, but Pettine has not yet ruled out the possibility of Hoyer starting again for Cleveland next season.

What should Cleveland do with Johnny Manziel? And should the Browns make a play for Mark Sanchez? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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