Weekend In NFL: Johnny Manziel Salutes OVO, Rams Put ‘Hands Up’ For Ferguson
Drake’s favorite football player saluted the money team after his first NFL touchdown—and his team’s only TD last night (Nov. 30). Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel subbed in for Brian Hoyer in the fourth quarter and could potentially start in next week’s crucial game against the Indianapolis Colts. Coach Mike Pettine told ESPN, “The door is definitely open for a change at the quarterback position. It’s not like we’re just going to go back to Brian.” Browns fell to the Buffalo Bills, 10-26. [Deadspin] J.J. Watt isn’t here for the MVP talk but he’s flattered. The Houston Texan defensive end nailed his fifth TD this season in H-Tine’s 45-21 win over the Tennessee Titans. “I appreciate it,” Watt said of the accolade mentions. “I can’t control anybody’s opinion. All I can do is go out there and play as hard as I can play, make as many plays as I can make, and try to help my team win football games and if people feel like I should be in consideration for an award, then feel free to vote for me.” [Houston Texans] St. Louis Rams protested the Ferguson decision with their hands up. Before embarrassing the Oakland Raiders with a 52-0 victory on Sunday, Rams tight end Jared Cook and receivers Kenny Britt, Stedman Bailey, Chris Givens and Tavon Austin stopped near the tunnel and raised their arms in honor of late Ferguson teen Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson. [ESPN]
— ABC News (@ABC) December 1, 2014
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh could find a new home next season. The Oakland Raiders and New York Jets are said to be eyeing a potential Harbaugh trade for 2015. [CBS Sports]
One NFL source convinced Raiders are the favorite to trade for HC Jim Harbaugh, but Jets also known to be keeping a close eye on situation.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 30, 2014
While Janay Rice made her press rounds discussing her husband/ former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice’s Atlantic City assault, the team carried on. Though still falling short 34-33 to the San Diego Chargers, they left the game with a 7-5 record and top 10 offense still in tact. [SB Nation]