Johnny Manziel, benched after the emergence of video of the quarterback partying in Texas, has been told he will start again this season, sources told ESPN.
However, the sources said, there will be conditions attached. Manziel was the third-string quarterback last week against the Ravens because he lied to the coaching staff about the video of him at clubs in Austin, Texas, two weeks ago, and because of the decisions he made during the Browns' bye week two weeks ago.
Browns coach Mike Pettine said he, offensive coordinator John DeFilippo and quarterbacks coach Kevin O'Connell had spoken with Manziel before the bye to make clear their expectations that he handle himself "the right way."
"The bye week would be ... wouldn't use the word 'test,' but that's essentially what it ended up being," Pettine said.
Pettine said the same group of coaches spoke with Manziel after learning of the video.
After the Browns' 37-3 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, in which starter Austin Davis went 25-for-38 with an interception, Pettine said he would decide Monday who would start next week against the San Francisco 49ers.
In announcing midweek that Davis would start Sunday, Pettine said: "The decision was made it's Austin for this week. I'm not going to go beyond that."
Starter Josh McCown is done for the season after breaking his collarbone in the loss to the Ravens.
ESPN's Pat McManamon contributed to this report.