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QB Johnny Manziel Likely Out Sunday with Concussion; Davis to Start

The Browns have not officially ruled Manziel out, but it looks like the rowdy Texan might have played his last game as a Brown.

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Manziel Mania might be at an end.

Quarterback Johnny Manziel complained of concussion-like symptoms on Wednesday morning, placing him in the concussion protocol and likely ending his season.

Head coach Mike Pettine said Wednesday the team had not definitively ruled Manziel out. However, the strictness of the concussion protocol likely places Manziel on the bench for Sunday.

Austin Davis steps into the starter's role for the last game of the season against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 27-year-old quarterback started for the Browns in the club's week 13 loss to the Bengals. Davis completed 25-of-38 passes for 230 yards and one interception.

If Davis starts, it will mark the third time in four seasons the Browns will start a third-string quarterback in the season finale.

Manziel currently owns a 2-6 career record in eight games as a starter, throwing for 1,675 yards, seven touchdowns, and seven interceptions.

On a related note, cornerback Tramon Williams also entered the concussion protocol on Wednesday, likely ending his season, too. Justin Gilbert and Pierre Desir will start in place of Williams and the injured Joe Haden.

Updates on Manziel's status will be provided as they are released.