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Johnny Manziel reportedly signs agreement to play in the AAF

17 March, 2019, 11:57 | Author: Tommie Newton
  • Johnny Manziel who was released by the CFL's Montreal Alouettes on Feb. 27 now appears set to sign with a team in the Alliance of American Football

"We are pleased to welcome Johnny Manziel to Alliance of American Football, which we've always described as a league of opportunity for talented players to launch or revitalize their pro football careers", league co-founder Bill Polian said in a statement.

He played just two seasons with the team before he was released. The CFL also reportedly restricted him from signing with any other team.

Johnny Manziel has officially entered the AAF, having signed the standard player agreement on Saturday.

The San Antonio Commanders originally held Manziel's territorial rights in the AAF, but have passed on signing the Texas native and former Aggies star, Schefter reported. The Express now boast a 1-5 record, and were the first team available to claim Manziel based on the league's waiver system.

The 2012 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback is the third high-profile passer on the team's roster, slotting in alongside Zach Mettenberger and Christian Hackenberg.

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Teams with the worst records in the league will get the chance to pick him up, according to ESPN.

In Memphis, Manziel could get an opportunity to play quickly.

Mettenberger had to leave Saturday's 22-9 loss to Salt Lake after suffering an ankle injury early in the game.

The 26-year-old former Heisman Trophy victor last played for the Montreal Alouettes in 2018, where he threw for almost 1,300 yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions in eight games. He went on to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Browns in 2014.

He was 2-6 as a starter with the Alouettes last season, completing 106 of 165 passes (64.2 per cent) for 1,290 yards with five TDs and seven interceptions after Montreal acquired him in a trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

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