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Johnny Manziel | Quarterback | #2

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/6/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (22) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Former first-rounder Johnny Manziel has agreed to terms to play in the Spring League in April.
The Spring League is a four-team, two-week showcase for players not currently on NFL rosters, allowing them a chance -- albeit not a large one -- to land an NFL job. Manziel hasn't played football since 2015. The CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats have been trying to woo Johnny Football to Canada. Feb 14 - 11:03 AM

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Speaking to Good Morning America, Johnny Manziel said he is sober and hopes "to get back to the NFL."

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder last year, Manziel said he was "self-medicating" with alcohol, but he appears to be in a much better place now. "I am taking medication for bipolar, and I am working to try to make sure I don’t fall back into any type of depression," Manziel said, "because I know where that leads me and I know how slippery a slope that is for me." Manziel has "a lot of confidence" he will be able to stay on the right track, but he admits the road ahead is difficult. "I am coming back from a huge downfall," Manziel said. "I don’t know what kind of comeback it will be, but I know I want to get back on a football field, to what brought me so much joy in my life." Manziel has been out of the league since 2015.
Source: ABC News
Feb 12 - 8:29 AM

Johnny Manziel has been cleared to sign in the Canadian Football League.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who worked out Manziel in August, own his CFL rights. It's unclear if the sides will now proceed toward a contract, but it seems like that will be the case. The No. 22 overall pick of the 2014 draft, Manziel turned 25 earlier this month.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 01:06:00 PM

Free agent QB Johnny Manziel worked out for the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats last week.

The Ticats came away convinced Manziel isn't ready to return to football, physically or mentally. "Too many red flags," one source told TSN. Wanting to see if Manziel was ready to dedicate himself to football and become a face of the franchise, the Ticats came away with "a resounding no" to answer those questions. Manziel remains a long shot to ever play in the NFL again.
Source: TSN
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 12:14:00 PM

Free agent Johnny Manziel said he has had a couple conversations with NFL teams about returning to the league.

Manziel met with Saints coach Sean Payton during Super Bowl week, but nothing came of it. Speaking with the Dallas Morning News' Jon Machota, Manziel sounded remorseful about throwing away his football career, saying he knows "the mistakes that I made" and misses playing football "a ton." Still, he is "hopeful" he will get another shot. "I think that I made some progress in that regard," Manziel said. "Whenever I get a call, I'll do whatever I can to make the most of it." It remains unlikely Manziel gets another chance in the NFL, but it at least sounds like he has his personal life heading in the right direction.
Sat, Jul 15, 2017 05:42:00 PM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports the Saints have "no interest" in free agent Johnny Manziel.

Manziel and coach Sean Payton met during Super Bowl week, but nothing came of the sit-down. The former first-round bust of the Browns has said he's re-committed himself to the sport in hopes of getting another chance, but it's hard to see a team taking the plunge, even though Manziel is still only 24.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 09:57:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Saints coach Sean Payton and Johnny Manziel met to discuss "a return to football" during Super Bowl week.

RapSheet has also reported Manziel drew "real interest" at the Combine and is still training for a return. While this report is likely true, it does not mean the Saints will rush out to sign a marginally talented quarterback with a troubling legal history, especially considering the city they play in and Manziel's issues with substance abuse. It still does not seem likely Manziel will get another shot in the NFL.
Thu, Mar 23, 2017 10:35:00 AM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, free agent Johnny Manziel has re-hired agent Erik Burkhardt and is drawing "real interest" from teams at the Combine.

We doubt it's as exciting as RapSheet makes it sound, but it's at least a positive to see Burkhardt has rejoined forces with Manziel after Burkhardt left Manziel's side following the 2015 season. Manziel is still just 24 and adamant he's turning his life around. Maybe he'll get a chance to compete for a backup job.
Wed, Mar 1, 2017 10:56:00 AM

The Dallas Morning News' Naheed Rajwani reports the misdemeanor assault charge against Johnny Manziel is "on track to be dismissed under conditions."

Manziel had a court hearing in Dallas on Tuesday in which the presiding judge lectured him on his responsibilities moving forward. "I want to see from you that you are taking this situation seriously," Judge Robert Canas said. "I would hate for you to miss on on the opportunity that you've got." For his part, Manziel said "everything has been going extremely smoothly" and his "life is trending upwards." Self-reportedly sober, Manziel hopes to make another run at an NFL career. Clearing up his legal troubles is a step in the correct direction, but it remains unlikely he will get another shot. A CFL job might be his best option.
Tue, Feb 28, 2017 11:23:00 AM

Both free agent Johnny Manziel and the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders have denied a report that he worked out for the team in January.

The workout would have violated CFL rules, as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats own Manziel's Canadian negotiation rights. It's impossible to know if it really happened or not, but all involved want us to believe it didn't. Not even Manziel's Canadian rumors can be normal.
Thu, Feb 9, 2017 04:07:00 PM

The Hamilton Spectator reports free agent Johnny Manziel worked out for the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders in January.

Naturally, it was apparently an illegal workout, as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats own Manziel's CFL negotiating rights. The team has denied working out the washed-out NFLer. Going north of the border might be Manziel's only real option at this point. It would make a ton of sense for both the player and league.
Thu, Feb 9, 2017 02:16:00 PM

Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reports free agent Johnny Manziel has volunteered to take NFL-administered drug tests as part of his comeback attempt.

He claims to be sober and apparently is willing to prove it. Manziel has also been training with quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr. Even without the substance abuse issues and all his off-field distractions, the undersized Manziel was never a sure thing to make it in professional football. The former Heisman Trophy winner burned a lot of bridges on his way out of the league and remains an extreme long shot to ever play in the NFL again.
Fri, Feb 3, 2017 03:40:00 PM

Free agent Johnny Manziel says he achieved sobriety without professional assistance.

This will increase skepticism regarding Manziel's comeback attempt, which he announced this week after admitting he was "lost in the sauce" during his 2016 drug and alcohol binge. Manziel is only 24 days older than Carson Wentz.
Fri, Jan 20, 2017 01:25:00 PM

Free agent Johnny Manziel admits he was "lost in the sauce" last year.

Manziel also called himself a name, and said he's now focusing on "trying to be a good PERSON." He's apparently attempting a comeback. Manziel is still only 24, but a no-room-for-error "prospect" who's been a disaster off the field is going to be disappointed if he's waiting for the phone to ring.
Thu, Jan 19, 2017 03:13:00 PM

The Associated Press reports Johnny Manziel reached a "tentative deal" to dismiss the domestic assault case against him.

Manziel is accused of hitting and threatening ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley in January. The deal is for a conditional dismissal which is expected to be finalized during another hearing on December 1. Even with this case likely to be settled in the near future, there have been zero signs Manziel is preparing for a comeback. His NFL career is looking dead.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 11:02:00 AM

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