Johnny Manziel was demoted from his position as the designated starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns last week because of video that surfaced of him partying in Texas during the team's bye week.
On Thursday, Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported there was more to the story. Manziel, Glazer reported, lied to the team, saying the video was old, and told his friends to lie to the Browns, too. That, for coach Mike Pettine, was too much and he not only benched Manziel, he demoted him to the No. 3 QB spot.
"I'm especially disappointed in his actions and behavior because he has been working very hard," he said in a statement released by the team last week. "The improvements from last year to this year have been tremendous but he still has to consistently demonstrate that he has gained a good understanding of what it takes to be successful at the quarterback position on this level. It goes well beyond the field."
Manziel spent 10 weeks in rehab for an undisclosed issue during the offseason.
Cardinals lose Woodley
The Cardinals placed outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley on season-ending injured reserve because of a torn pectoral muscle and signed longtime Seahawks defensive tackle Red Bryant.
Woodley appeared in all 10 games, mostly as a starter, before being injured Sunday night against Cincinnati. The nine-year NFL veteran had 14 tackles, four solo, and one sack.
•Bills defensive end Mario Williams isn't expected to play against Kansas City this weekend after the team's top pass rusher missed his second day of practice because of a foot injury.
•Redskins starting cornerback Chris Culliver injured his right knee in practice. A team source confirmed later that Culliver, 27, tore his anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament.
•The Patriots signed defensive back Dewey McDonald to the 53-man roster and placed wide receiver Aaron Dobson on injured reserve because of a high ankle sprain. Dobson had 13 catches for 141 yards this season.