May 9, 2014; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns first round draft pick Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) during a press conference at the Cleveland Browns Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Terrance West: 'Johnny Manziel Isn't a Distraction'

With the social-media spotlight capturing every waking moment of Johnny Manziel’s weekends since the NFL Draft, there’s been speculation that the former Texas A & M star might be a distraction in the Cleveland Browns’ locker room.

Both the fans and media got a little insight into the impression Johnny Football is making on his teammates when fellow rookie Terrance West addressed the subject in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio Wednesday.

West also shined some light on what role he’ll play in this year’s offense. By signing Ben Tate away from Houston, and with Dion Lewis already on the roster, the Browns announced to the rest of the league they were going to run…a lot. Drafting West cemented that commitment.

Recently, it was a reported that coach Mike Pettine favors a committee of backs, which has West eager to prove himself after playing his college ball at Towson.

Tate caught attention a couple weeks ago when he addressed competing with West for playing time.

“Truthfully, I don’t look at it like that,” Tate told Cleveland.com “You guys may see it like that, but there’s nobody in that room that scares me. I’m just honest.” 

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