Quarterback Johnny Manziel will not be signing with the New England Patriots, or any other NFL team, any time soon.
Manziel announced Saturday via Barstool Sports’ Twitter account he’s signing with the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Manziel also will host a podcast for Barstool Sports.
The minimum CFL contract is for two years, and players can’t leave for the NFL until their contracts are through. The Tiger-Cats could do the former Cleveland Browns QB a favor and elect to release him if Manziel has an “extraordinary” 2018 season, but it’s at the discretion of the CFL team.
The Patriots reportedly met with Manziel at two offseason pro days. Manziel worked out at the University of San Diego and Texas A&M, his alma mater.
The 25-year-old was selected by the Browns in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and was released after the 2015 season following many off-field incidents, including a domestic assault charge. He was out of football for over two years before playing in The Spring League this offseason.
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