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Johnny Manziel trade rumors: Browns didn't try to trade Cleveland QB to the Eagles

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Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

According to Browns general manager Ray Farmer, via Cleveland.com, the rumors about Cleveland trying to trade quarterback Johnny Manziel to the Philadelphia Eagles are "not true." It's not likely Farmer would confirm those rumors even if they were true, but it's at least worth noting what he had to say.

These Manziel rumors first gained traction earlier this month when a report from ChatSports emerged that detailed a potential trade between the Eagles and Browns. The potential deal supposedly involved Philadelphia shipping Sam Bradford to Cleveland in exchange for Johnny Manziel and draft picks.

Jason Cole of Bleacher Report followed up on this rumor by reporting that the Eagles were interested more in the draft picks than they were Manziel. According to Cole, the Eagles wanted the picks in order to facilitate a trade for Marcus Mariota.

While the Eagles are still very much rumored to be interested in Mariota, it doesn't seem like the Browns are still interested in Bradford like they once were. The veteran quarterback's reported unwillingness to sign a long-term extension in Cleveland has deterred the team's interest.