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Manziel shows off his speed in debut

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, right, eludes Lions linebacker Kyle Van Noy in his debut. The 22nd overall draft pick goes 7-of-11 for 63 yards and runs six times for 27 yards.

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Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, right, eludes Lions linebacker Kyle Van Noy in his debut. The 22nd overall draft pick goes 7-of-11 for 63 yards and runs six times for 27 yards.

DETROIT — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel displayed some fancy footwork in his preseason debut, a 13-12 loss to the Lions on Saturday.

Manziel, the 22nd overall draft pick in May, finished 7-of-11 for 63 yards and ran for 27 yards on six carries.

When he replaced Brian Hoyer midway through the second quarter, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner drew a few cheers but plenty of boos from the Detroit crowd. He immediately completed a 6-yard pass to Anthony Armstrong. But the Lions stuffed him on what looked like a read option on third down, forcing a punt.

His second series started late in the half, and he took a knee on the only play.

Manziel led Cleveland to a field goal on the first series of the third. On his next drive, he dropped back on third and 8, then took off up the middle for 16 yards. Manziel later outran the Lions to the sideline to pick up a first down on fourth and 1. But the drive ended on a fumble by running back Dion Lewis inside the Detroit 30-yard line.

Manziel's final series ended with a punt.

Vikings tackle shot, not seriously hurt

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis police were investigating a shooting at a nightclub that injured nine people, including Vikings starting defensive tackle Linval Joseph, early Saturday.

Joseph went to the 400 Sound Bar after a 10-6 win over the Raiders at TCF Bank Stadium. He was shot in the calf, said a team statement, which also described him as a bystander and the injury as minor.

Joseph came from the Giants for a five-year, $31.5 million deal ($12.5 million guaranteed) during the offseason. The Vikings said they were "extremely thankful" he was not seriously hurt. He is expected to attend practice today. The Associated Press reported he won't be able to participate for 1-2 weeks.

Two people were in stable condition and expected to survive, police spokesman Scott Seroka said. He didn't know the condition of the other six victims but said they had minor injuries. Police were still looking for the shooter.

Bills: Starting left tackle Cordy Glenn, who contracted an illness the team declined to disclose, practiced for the first time during camp. Coach Doug Marrone said he might not be ready for the regular season. Rookie Seantrel Henderson, a seventh-round pick out of Miami, has been practicing with the first unit.

Broncos: Running back C.J. Anderson left practice with recurring symptoms of a concussion sustained Thursday against the Seahawks. He is out indefinitely.

Rams: Rookie linebacker/defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted, said he was happy with how he played Friday against the Saints. The seventh-round pick recorded one tackle and one quarterback hit while also playing special teams. "I can play in this league," he said. "That's the most important. I was kind of nervous. It was a very good learning experience."

Titans: Linebacker Colin McCarthy, a Clearwater Central Catholic graduate, hurt a shoulder against the Packers. Details and his status were not disclosed.

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