Manziel signed a contract with the Alliance of American Football and has been claimed by the Memphis Express, Jason Munz of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Manziel was released by the Montreal Alouettes in late February after he committed an undisclosed violation of his CFL contract, finishing his time in the league with 1,290 passing yards, 215 rushing yards, five passing touchdowns and seven interceptions in eight games. He may eventually have a shot at playing time in Memphis, where Christian Hackenberg and Zach Mettenberger (ankle) have led the Express to a 1-5 start. Even if he does get his chance under center, Manziel is a long way from earning consideration for a return to the NFL.
Manziel was released Wednesday by the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. The CFL has informed all of its clubs that it won't register a contract for the quarterback should any team attempt to sign him.
Manziel allegedly "had contravened the agreement which made him eligible to play in the league," according to Alouettes general manager Kavis Reed. While the exact infraction the quarterback is reportedly responsible for remains unknown, this development likely makes Manziel's chances of making it back in the NFL an even longer shot now that he no longer has a platform to prove his abilities.
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