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Monday's roundup: Manziel has uncertain future with Browns

Associated Press

Berea, Ohio — Johnny Manziel showed up to assess the damage.

One day after the Browns fired coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer to conclude a 3-13 season, Manziel returned to the team's practice facility after being spotted in Las Vegas over the weekend.

Manziel was excused from being at the home finale against the Steelers because of a concussion, but owner Jimmy Haslam said the second-year quarterback failed to report for medical treatment for his head injury.

The Browns weren't sure of Manziel's exact location when USA Today reported the 23-year-old was in Vegas eating at a casino and sitting down to gamble.

It's the latest drama surrounding Manziel, who has not delivered on expectations after being drafted in the first round in 2014.

According to several teammates, Manziel was in attendance for exit meetings and when Cleveland's players were addressed Monday by Haslam and Sashi Brown, the team's newly appointed head of football operations.

Manziel did not speak with reporters.

"He's his own man," rookie defensive tackle Danny Shelton said of Manziel. "You can't really tell him what to do."

Haslam was non-committal about Manziel's future with the team, deferring any of those decisions to Brown, his next coach and general manager Manziel spent 10 weeks in a rehab facility during the offseason, and while he made six starts and showed improvement, also was benched two games for misbehavior.

Browns Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas was alarmed to learn Manziel would choose to be in Las Vegas.

"If that's a true report that's obvious for him some things are more important than football and being a starting quarterback," Thomas said.

Personnel dept.

Marshawn Lynch has rejoined the Seahawks just in time for the playoffs.

Coach Pete Carroll said on his radio show on KIRO-AM in Seattle that Lynch was back at the team's facility after missing the final seven games of the regular season and undergoing abdominal surgery.

Carroll said Lynch's first chance to get back on the field and see if he's ready to play will be Wednesday when Seattle begins preparations for Sunday's wild-card game at Minnesota.

... Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he is getting treatment on his right ankle after Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh landed on it in the season finale.

... 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has a torn ligament in the thumb on his throwing hand and surgery has been recommended. He also will have his surgically repaired left shoulder checked during a visit to the Steadman Clinic in Colorado.

... Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman will miss the playoffs with a torn ACL in his right knee.

... Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus finished the team's season finale playing with a broken left foot.

... Vikings tight end Rhett Ellison has a torn patellar tendon in his right knee that will require surgery and a six-month recovery.

... Broncos coach Gary Kubiak isn't ready to say who his starting quarterback is for the playoffs: Peyton Manning or Brock Osweiler.

Odds to win Super Bowl

Arizona Cardinals -- 9/2

New England Patriots -- 9/2

Carolina Panthers -- 5/1

Denver Broncos -- 6/1

Seattle Seahawks -- 6/1

Pittsburgh Steelers -- 7/1

Kansas City Chiefs -- 24/1

Cincinnati Bengals -- 25/1

Green Bay Packers -- 35/1

Minnesota Vikings -- 35/1

Washington Redskins -- 38/1

Houston Texans -- 75/1

Source: Vegasinsider.com