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

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

Former Heisman Trophy victor and NFL burnout Johnny Manziel will get his next chance on a football field in the Alliance of American Football.

"We completed extensive background work to determine whether it would be appropriate for Johnny to play this season", Polian added, "and after consulting with many people familiar with his situation, we concluded that it would be good for him to resume his pro football career here at The Alliance". It said it would not honor a contract signed with any other CFL team but did not disclose Manziel's specific contractual violations.

Now he's signed an agreement to join the Alliance of American Football, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. When asked about Manziel, Commanders GM Daryl Johnston said that teams generally try to avoid dealing with a "self-inflicted" disruption.

As of this moment Manziel does not have a team, but he will go through the AAF waiver system since the San Antonio Commanders released his college allocation rights.

Johnny Manziel is officially joining the AAF. The Express lost quarterback Zach Mettenberger on Saturday, who left after their first offensive snap with an ankle injury - according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

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. Mettenberger had replaced Christian Hackenberg as Memphis' starter, so coach Mike Singletary could look to Manziel to lead his squad. In eight starts he completed 64 percent of his passes for 1,290 yards with five touchdowns and seven interceptions.

He was taken with the No. 22 overall pick in the 2014 National Football League draft by Cleveland.

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