Johnny Manziel's prime-time TV performance didn't earn him a full-time gig. At least not yet.
Browns coach Mike Pettine said Friday he'll wait until next week before deciding on whether to stick with Manziel as his starting quarterback. Manziel filled in for injured starter Josh McCown on Thursday night against Cincinnati and delivered some Johnny Football moments as well as a few he'd like to have back during a 31-10 loss to the unbeaten Bengals.
After playing three games in 12 days and not having a break this season, Pettine said he and his coaching staff "all are going to hit the pause button and get away for a little bit."
When they return, the Browns (2-7) will then decide whether to keep McCown, who is still recovering from injured ribs, as their starter or turn Cleveland's offense over to Manziel, who capped a 92-yard scoring drive with a touchdown pass late in the first half against the Bengals but was shut down after halftime.
Pettine said his choice will be based on the same criteria he has used since training camp.
"We'll make the decision each week based on, as I've said all along, who gives us the best opportunity to win," he said.
Mariota to play
Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota will return to the starting lineup Sunday to face the Saints.
Mariota, who is listed as probable, missed the Titans' past two games because of a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.
Mariota will wear a brace to protect the knee, but coach Mike Mularkey said he isn't concerned about any issues with his quarterback's mobility.
"You can't simulate game speed, but that will show up on Sunday when the adrenaline gets flowing," Mularkey said.
• Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack practiced fully for the first time this week and is expected to play in Sunday's game at Pittsburgh.
Mack has been nursing a sore hamstring that sidelined him for one practice and limited him in another.
• The Redskins' top three cornerbacks — DeAngelo Hall, Chris Culliver and Bashaud Breeland — are all still dealing with injuries and considered questionable for Sunday's game at New England.
•Jets center Nick Mangold is probable to play Sunday against the Jaguars after missing one game because of a neck injury.