BEREA, Ohio -- Browns coach Mike Pettine says he expects Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel to get equal reps with the first-team offence next Monday night against Washington. Tigers Daniel Norris Jersey . Manziel played with the first-team offence during Tuesday mornings practice, but Pettine said afterward that no decision has been made as to who will start the Browns second preseason game. But it wont necessarily matter, as Pettine wants both quarterbacks to get equal reps or close to it with the first-teamers. Whether thats by series, by quarter or by something else remains to be seen. Pettine said "theres a lot of options on the table" and the staff would figure it out when it meets during the teams off-day on Thursday. That includes deciding who will actually start the game. "Just the factor of starting a game I think is a little bit overblown in this situation because were going to try to balance the reps with the ones in the game," Pettine said. "Brian came in ahead and its a little overrated who trots out there for the first time." No matter what happens next Monday night, though, people are going to tune in to watch. Manziels debut last Saturday against the Lions drew 2.82 million viewers, making it the highest-rated and most-watched preseason game on the NFL Network. Quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains spoke to the media after practice, saying there was still no clear-cut leader in the competition. "I dont think well make the decision based on that (game)," Loggains said. "But its a body of work that theyre accumulating, putting together, and thats how well make the decision." Loggains was in the news after the NFL draft when he said in a radio interview on ESPN Arkansas that Manziel, before he was drafted, sent him a text that read: "I wish you guys would come get me. Hurry up and draft me because I want to wreck this league together." That slip by Loggains didnt go over too well with the Browns. "He paid his penance for that," Pettine said. "We made him wear a visor that said, Im a dummy for a day during the spring with the walkthrough." "Coach Pettine has a unique sense of humour," Loggains said. "Im trying to get rid of (the visor). Im waiting for someone else to say something so I can pass it on to the next guy." Earlier Tuesday, the Browns signed unrestricted free-agent quarterback Rex Grossman and waived quarterback Tyler Thigpen. With so much experience in co-ordinator Kyle Shanahans offence, Grossman is happy to help his fellow quarterbacks any way he can. "If anybody has any questions or I feel the need to maybe help out, then I will," he said. "I havent shied back from that in the past and Im here to just help." NOTES: Practice ended with a 4th and 1 play to see which side wore the orange jerseys Wednesday. The defence won, stuffing Miles Austin on an end-around attempt. . FB/TE MarQueis Gray (concussion) and CB Justin Gilbert (groin) returned to practice. . WR Josh Gordon (abdomen), WR Nate Burleson (hamstring), LB Darius Eubanks (shoulder) and DL Billy Winn (abdomen) did not practice. DL Desmond Bryant was also feeling nicked up, so his scheduled day of rest was bumped up. . In the Browns depth chart for the second preseason game, rookie FB Ray Agnew is listed as the starting fullback, with Gray listed as a tight end. ... A man covered head-to-toe in an all-orange bodysuit stood on the corner outside the Browns facility before practice, holding up a "Honk for Hoyer" sign to passing cars. Tigers Joe Jimenez Jersey . Berkman almost left the game last off-season before signing with the Texas Rangers. He then had another injury-plagued season and was limited to 73 games. Tigers Mike Gerber Jersey . -- Isaiah Pead took a stutter step forward, then raced to the left sideline and travelled 60 yards up the field before finally getting tripped up by a leg tackle. http://www.cheaptigersjerseysauthentic.com/?tag=tigers-matthew-boyd-jersey . Thaddeus Young scored seven of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Evan Turner added 22 points, and the 76ers hung on for their first road win since Nov. 1, beating the depleted Los Angeles Lakers 111-104 on Sunday night.Turns out this No. 87 in Pittsburgh is pretty good, more brilliance from That 70’s Line and a productive veteran winger in Tampa Bay. Tons of lineup news, injuries, Fantasy tips and more in Scott Cullen’s Statistically Speaking. HEROES Sidney Crosby – The Penguins’ superstar had five assists in 15:52 of ice time in Saturday’s 6-1 win at Buffalo. This was the 13th instance, since 1987-1988, that a player recorded five assists in a game with less than 16 minutes of ice time. In the past five seasons, Crosby is orbiting in his own space when it comes to points per 60 minutes during 5-on-5 play: Points Per 60 Minutes of 5-on-5 Play PLAYER TEAM PTS/60 Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh 3.42 Evgeni Malkin Pittsbugh 2.65 Jamie Benn Dallas 2.60 Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay 2.54 Jonathan Toews Chicago 2.45 Jamie Benn Dallas 2.45 Tyler Seguin Dallas 2.39 Thomas Vanek Minnesota 2.39 Chris Kunitz Pittsburgh 2.36 Taylor Hall Edmonton 2.34 Crown Jewels - Kings RW Tyler Toffoli and D Alex Martinez each had three points in Los Angeles’ 5-1 win over Vancouver Saturday. C Jeff Carter, C Anze Kopitar, LW Marian Gaborik and D Jake Muzzin all had a goal and an assist. The line of LW Tanner Pearson, C Anze Kopitar and RW Tyler Toffoli controlled play at better than 82% for the game, with Pearson (21 attempts for, 3 against, 87.5%) leading the way. Ryan Callahan – The Lightning right winger scored a goal and added two assists against Columbus Saturday, then added another couple of assists at Detroit Sunday, giving him 11 points in 10 games, along with carrying 56.0% of 5-on-5 shot attempts, this season. ZEROES Mike Green - At Chicago Friday, Washington’s puck-moving blueliner couldn’t get into the Blackhawks’ zone, on the ice for two shot attempts for and 15 against (11.8%). Andrew Shaw – The Blackhawks centre hasn’t recorded a shot on goal in more than 52 minutes of ice time in the past three games, failing to register a shot attempt in the last two. Cory Schneider – The Devils goaltender was yanked after allowing four goals on 24 Red Wings shots Friday. It was the second straight start that he was pulled. LINEUP NEED TO KNOW Johnny Boychuk – The Islanders’ surprising blueline star suffered a suspected knee injury Friday night against Los Angeles. Brian Strait was inserted into the Isles’ lineup Saturday at Arizona. Zach Parise – Has been out of the Wild lineup, with a concussion, so Thomas Vanek joined Mikael Granlund and Jason Pominville on the top line. Parise has returned to practice with the Wild, while Jason Zucker, Mikko Koivu and Charlie Coyle were on the second line. Derek Stepan – The Rangers centre returned to the lineup Saturday against Toronto and has taken a spot in the middle with LW Chris Kreider and RW Mats Zuccarello. Braydon Coburn – Returned to the Flyers lineup Saturday against Colorado, though the Flyers defence didn’t have long to revel in improved health, as Luke Schenn suffered an upper-body injury against the Avalanche and is expected to miss a couple weeks. Evgeny Kuznetsov – The Capitals scratched their skilled rookie Friday against Chicago, but he returned to the lineup with strong possession numbers (12 shot attempts for, 4 against, 75.0%) against Carolina Saturday. Dmitri Kulikov – Left Saturday’s game against Calgary with a knee injury. Colby Robak would figure to get into the lineup with Kulikov out, but Erik Gudbranson is likely to get the boost into Kulikov’s top-four role. James Wisniewski – Returned to the Blue Jackets lineup Friday after missing more than a week with a broken finger and picked up three assists in Saturday’s 7-4 loss to Tampa Bay. Bryan Allen – Played his first couple games for the Ducks, returning from a lower-body injury. With Cam Fowler and Francois Beauchemin missing, Allen averaged more than 20 minutes per game and delivered strong possession stats (46 shot attempts for, 24 against, 65.7%). Valeri Nichushkin – Dallas’ second-year winger is out of the lineup, again, with a groin injury. He missed three weeks, returned for two games and has returned to the IR. Dallas has inserted Patrick Eaves into the right wing spot with Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin on the Stars’ top line. Jiri Sekac – Has returned to the Canadiens’ lineup, while Montreal has made Rene Bourque a healthy scratch. Bourque has also been put on waivers, so it will take some change of fortune for Bourque to find his way back into the lineup. Peter Regin – Called up from the AHL, he had a stellar possession game (13 shot attempts for, 2 against, 86.7%) for Chicago against Washington Friday. Markus Granlund – The Flames rookie played 20:33 against Florida, second among Flames forwards behind Monahan (20:34), though Granlund won just 10% (2 wins, 18 losses) of his faceoffs. Tomas Fleischmann – The veteran Panthers winger was a healthy scratch against Calgary Saturday. Fleischmann hasn’t scored a goal and has one assist, with 49.1% possession, in 11 ggames this season. Tigers Jack Morris Jersey. Shorthanded Kings – Drew Doughty played 29:46 against Vancouver, while the Kings dressed five defencemen, unable to bring up someone from the AHL to replace injured D Robyn Regehr. Trevor Smith – Picked up an assist in his season debut for the Maple Leafs at Ottawa Sunday, playing with rookies Sam Carrick and Josh Leivo. David Rundblad – A 24-year-old who has played 63 NHL games since the start of the 2011-2012 season, Rundblad has replaced Michal Rozsival in Blackhawks’ lineup. He’s played a sheltered third-pair role, but has 61.5% of the even-strength shot attempts when he’s been in the lineup. Keith Aulie – The towering blueliner has been called up and put into the Oilers’ lineup, while Martin Marincin and Oskar Klefbom have been scratched, and Aulie has put up solid possession (61.8% Corsi) in three games. SHORT SHIFTS Penguins D Kris Letang had two goals and two assists, and RW Patric Hornqvist had two goals and an assist in a 6-1 win at Buffalo Saturday… Blue Jackets LW Scott Hartnell scored a pair of goals, both assisted by C Boone Jenner, in Friday’s 3-2 overtime loss to…Hurricanes C Victor Rask had a goal and an assist in Friday’s 3-2 overtime win vs. Columbus. The rookie centre has four points in the past four games and has been rocking 55.6% possession stats through his first 13 NHL games… Capitals LW Marcus Johansson and C Andre Burakovsky each contributed a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win at Chicago Friday. After scoring eight goals in 80 games last year, Johansson has six goals in 14 games this season… Flames rookie LW Johnny Gaudreau and D Mark Giordano each had a goal and two assists in Saturday’s 6-4 win at Florida...Panthers D Aaron Ekblad had a couple of assists and had Florida’s best possession stats (26 shot attempts for, 9 against, 74.3%) in Saturday’s 6-4 loss to Calgary…Flyers C Claude Giroux had two goals and an assist and RW Jakub Voracek had three assists in Saturday’s 4-3 win over Colorado. Voracek, up to 22 points for the season, sits two points behind Crosby for the league scoring lead… Rangers LW Chris Kreider and RW Mats Zuccarello, playing with C Derek Stepan, each had a goal and an assist in a 5-4 loss to Toronto Saturday. Zuccarello also had a game-high 10 shot attempts (7 SOG). C Tyler Johnson notched a pair of goals in Saturday’s 7-4 win at Columbus then added another in Sunday’s win at Detroit. Johnson has four goals and 12 assists in the past dozen games…Blue Jackets LW Scott Hartnell scored a pair of goals, both assisted by C Boone Jenner, in Friday’s 3-2 overtime loss to Carolina, then scored a pair of goals in a 7-4 loss to Tampa Bay Saturday…Predators LW Filip Forsberg continued his five-game point streak (5 G, 3 A), with a goal and an assist at St. Louis in Saturday’s 2-1 win. Forsberg leads all rookies with 15 points in 14 games. Ducks RW Jakob Silfverberg had a dominant possession game (31 shot attempts for, 6 against, 83.8%) Friday against Arizona, with most of his damage coming against the Coyotes’ line of LW Tobias Rieder, C Antoine Vermette and RW Shane Doan…That Coyotes line had a rough go Saturday against the Islanders too, lingering around 33% possession and Vermette failed to register a shot attempt in 18:34 against the Islanders. Sabres G Michael Neuvirth stopped 49 of 52 Oilers shots in a 3-2 loss Friday…Capitals G Braden Holtby had 38 saves on 40 shots to beat Chicago 3-2 Friday…Predators G Pekka Rinne stopped 28 of 29 shots at St. Louis Saturday…Ducks G Frederik Andersen stopped 34 of 35 shots and Canucks G Eddie Lack turned aside 28 of 29 shots in a 2-1 shootout win for the Canucks in Anaheim Sunday…Jets G Ondrej Pavelec stopped 37 of 38 shots and Senators G Craig Anderson turned aside 36 of 37 shots in Saturday’s 2-1 shootout win for Winnipeg. FIRSTS Iiro Pakarinen – The Oilers right winger scored his first NHL goal Friday at Buffalo. Trevor van Riemsdyk – Chicago’s rookie blueliner scored his first NHL goal in Sunday’s 5-2 win over San Jose. Mat Clark – Played his first games for the Ducks since April 3, 2012. Francois Beauchemin was out with the flu and Cam Fowler had a lower-body injury, opening up room for Clark. Brandon DeFazio – A 26-year-old undrafted free agents out of Clarkson, DeFazio has played 219 games in the AHL, putting up 81 points and 363 penalty minutes. He had an uneventful 6:04 of ice time in his debut, skating with Bo Horvat on the Canucks’ fourth line. FANTASY FOCUS Only two games on the Monday night schedule, but here are a couple of players to keep tabs on: Justin Faulk – The Carolina defenceman has five points (1 G, 4 A) in the past five games as the Hurricanes have started to turn the corner after a rough start to the season. Carl Soderberg – With David Krejci continuing to battle injuries, there are prime opportunities available for the second-year Bruins centre, and Soderberg leads the team with 12 points in 15 games and has formed an effective line lately with LW Matt Fraser and RW Loui Eriksson. 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