Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine, who named Brian Hoyer as his starting quarterback two days ago, said Friday he is not ruling out a two-quarterback system featuring a package with rookie Johnny Manziel.
"We could potentially look at a two-quarterback system down the road," Pettine said on Sirius XM Radio.
Pettine admitted that he and Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan have considered that option, but not for the season opener in Pittsburgh.
"No, this is Brian's job," Pettine said. "I don't foresee us now, especially early, being in a two-quarterback system."
Pettine said Friday that a Manziel package is "on the table."
While Hoyer has only four career starts -- and went 3-0 with the Browns before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in 2013 -- his biggest advantages were experience and leadership.
Meanwhile, Manziel was fined $12,000 for making an obscene gesture at the Washington Redskins' bench.
League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the fine is $975 more than the minimum based on the NFL's fine schedule.
Manziel extended his middle finger after a third-quarter incompletion in front of Washington's bench during Cleveland's 24-23 loss Monday night.
In other Browns news, coaches, players and fans are still awaiting to hear about the fate of wide receiver Josh Gordon.
As of late Friday afternoon, the league had yet to hand down punishment to the third-year wide receiver. Gordon has been awaiting word on his fate from league appeals officer Harold Henderson for 18 days since his arbitration hearing on Aug. 4.
The NFL's substance-abuse policy says a decision from the hearing officer must be handed down within "reasonable time," but does not clarify what is "reasonable."
The league's PED policy specifically states a decision must be made within five days after the end of the appeal hearing.
---The NFL fined New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham $30,000 for two celebratory dunks after he scored touchdowns in a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans last week.
Graham "dunked" the football over the goalpost crossbar twice and received a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty each time. The league banned his trademark celebration during the offseason, a result of one of Graham's dunks knocking the goalpost out of alignment in a November game against Atlanta.
Graham defended his celebrations by saying he's not hurting anyone. But he did acknowledge the new rule needs to be followed.
---The NFL suspended Kansas City Chiefs starting right tackle Donald Stephenson for the first four games of the 2014 season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
"Obviously losing Donald is disappointing, but we are in full compliance with the league's policy. We will have no further comment on the situation," the team said.
Stephenson, 25, has played in every game since being a third-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He started seven games in both 2012 and 2013.
---Details from the criminal complaint emerged after Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were charged with marijuana possession.
According to the complaint obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, when a Ross Township police officer motorcycle cop told Bell that he could be facing a DUI charge after he allegedly admitted smoking the marijuana police found in the car he was driving, the Steelers running back seemed puzzled.
"I didn't know that you could get a DUI for being high. I smoked two hours ago," the complaint quoted the 22-year-old Bell as saying. "I am not high anymore. I am perfectly fine. Why would I be getting high if I had to get on a plane to make it to my game?"
Bell and the 27-year-old Blount, who is in his first season with the team, as well as a 21-year-old woman passenger from California, were cited for misdemeanor possession of 30 or fewer grams of marijuana.
Also, a serious spinal cord injury has forced former Steelers running back Isaac Redman to retire.
Redman, 29, compiled 1,148 yards and five touchdowns on 282 career carries during his five-year career. Redman attended Division II Bowie State and went undrafted before signing with the Steelers before the 2009 season.