Johnny Manziel signs with new Alliance league, will join Memphis

Johnny Manziel who was released by the CFL's Montreal Alouettes on Feb. 27 now appears set to sign with a team in the Alliance of American Football

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.

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.

Former Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy victor Johnny Manziel has signed a player agreement with the Alliance of American football, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The eight-team AAF is midway through its inaugural season this spring.

Manziel, 26, was the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.

The AAF, now in its first season, says Manziel will report Sunday to Memphis after the Express lost to Salt Lake, 22-9, on Saturday to fall to 1-5 on the year. He entered the 2013 National Football League draft, and was selected No. 22 overall by the Browns. Christian Hackenberg started the Express' first three games but was relieved by Zach Mettenberger, who was injured Saturday and replaced by Brandon Silvers.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. He also ran for 215 yards on 29 carries as Montreal (5-13) missed the CFL playoffs. Other than Orlando, which has Garrett Gilbert at quarterback, most of the league's teams have had some issues at the position.

Manziel entered rehab for alcohol and drug abuse in 2015 while still a member of the Browns. The Ticats dealt Manziel and offensive linemen Tony Washington and Landon Rice in a blockbuster trade with Montreal last July for receiver Chris Williams, defensive end Jamaal Westerman and two first-round draft picks (2020, '21).

Johnny Manziel is headed back to the United States to play football, and it will be in Memphis, Tennessee.

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