Report: Johnny Manziel is to be active on Monday night

Browns QB Johnny Manziel will be active and on the sidelines for Cleveland's Monday Night Football game against the Baltimore Ravens.

After being demoted for not being truthful about a bye-week video, Johnny Manziel's status for Monday's game was in question. 

Well, it appears there's now an answer. 

Though he will serve as the Browns' third-string quarterback, Manziel will be active and on the sidelines, according to Mary Kay Cabot of

Manziel was supposed to start for the Browns on Monday, after being named the team's rest-of-the-season starter before the team's bye week, but was dishonest to members of the organization about his bye-week activities. 

The Browns will send out Josh McCown to start against the Ravens for the second time this season, after posting a record-breaking, 457-yard pperformance against the birds in Baltimore. 

Monday's start for McCown will be the first since November 1, when he threw for 211 yards and three touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals in a 34-20 loss. 

Following that performance, McCown sat out with injured ribs for two games.

After the bye week, McCown said he was feeling much better and that he was ready to do whatever the Browns needed him to do, as he was listed as the backup quarterback at that time. 

When he was named the starter "going forward" following Manziel's incident, McCown said that he was looking forward to nothing more than helping his team win. 

The Browns and Ravens will kick off from FirstEnergy Stadium at 8:10 p.m. ET and the game will be televised by ESPN. 

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