Johnny Manziel reportedly signs agreement to play in the AAF

Johnny Manziel formerly of the CFL's Montreal Alouettes has signed with the AAF's Memphis Express

Johnny Manziel formerly of the CFL's Montreal Alouettes has signed with the AAF's Memphis Express

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Former Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy victor Johnny Manziel has signed with the Alliance of American Football and its Standard Player Agreement after being barred from the Canadian Football League last month, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

He was 2-6 as a starter with the Montreal Alouettes last season, completing 106 of 165 passes (64.2 percent) for 1,290 yards with five TDs and seven interceptions.

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Manziel played in the Canadian Football League last season but was released by the Montreal Alouettes in February.

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 Memphis Express are now 1-5 and the Salt Lake Stallions are 2-4, leaving them 1-2 in the league's waiver process.

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. The C.F.L. said that he violated his agreement with the league, but it has offered no specifics about the deal. It was his first football action since he was released by the NFL's Cleveland Browns following the 2015 season. Christian Hackenberg started the Express' first three games but was relieved by Zach Mettenberger, who was injured Saturday and replaced by Brandon Silvers.

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While Strzok kept the terms of the agreement, he expressed frustration with the limitations. Strzok waged a similar defense during a contentious public hearing in July of a year ago .

Polian said he believes Manziel will benefit from "the coaching and mentorship" of Memphis coach Mike Singletary.

Johnny Manziel has officially entered the AAF, having signed the standard player agreement on Saturday. He'll be immediately eligible to play with his new team.

Manziel didn't have a great season in the CFL before he was banned from the league for breaching his contract.

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But that game is also in the AAF's marquee Sunday night spot on NFL Network, and Manziel merely being in uniform with the chance he could play will draw extra eye balls.

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