Friday, 22 March, 2019

Johnny Manziel signs with AAF, report says

HAMILTON ON- NOVEMBER 3 Johnny Manziel #2 of the Montreal Alouettes fires a pass against the Hamilton Tiger Cats in a CFL game at Tim Hortons Field Johnny Manziel has officially entered the AAF having signed the standard player agreement on Saturday. More
Cassandra Castillo | 17 March, 2019, 05:26

The 2012 Heisman Trophy victor will go through the AAF waiver system, per Schefter, after the San Antonio Commanders renounced his college allocation rights.

Just weeks after he was released by his Canadian Football League team and essentially banned from signing anywhere else, the former Heisman Trophy victor gets yet another shot to show that he has something left in the tank.

Johnny Football could be back on the field soon.

Manziel won the Heisman Trophy at Texas A&M as a redshirt freshman in 2012, and passed for 7,820 yards and 63 touchdowns in two seasons with the Aggies. He was awarded through the AAF's waiver system to the Express, who have a league-worst 1-5 record.

Manziel is expected to report to the Express on Sunday. The Express lost to the Salt Lake Stallions 22-9 in Week 6, losing quarterback Zach Mettenberger to an apparent ankle injury on their first offensive play.

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In Memphis, Manziel could get an opportunity to play quickly. Mettenberger had replaced Christian Hackenberg as Memphis' starter, so coach Mike Singletary could look to Manziel to lead his squad. He entered the 2013 National Football League draft, and was selected No. 22 overall by the Browns. He was traded to the Alouettes in 2018 and released on February 27.

Manziel was suspended by the NFL in 2016 for violating the league's substance abuse policy, but never pursued playing in the league again.

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie announced in December 2017 that the league would approve a contract for Manziel, who at the time was on the Tiger-Cats' negotiation list. It was his first football action since he was released by the NFL's Cleveland Browns following the 2015 season.

Manziel was due a $75,000 bonus March 1 and scheduled to earn a $202,000 base salary in 2019.

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