Johnny Manziel Has Suspension Lifted

The NFL informed clubs on the transaction wire that free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel‘s suspension has been lifted as scheduled, Tom Pelissero of USA Today tweets. However, Manziel is still subject to potential discipline under the personal conduct policy stemming from an assault allegation from his ex-girlfriend earlier this year. Johnny Manziel (vertical)

Of course, Manziel’s suspension was never the biggest barrier to his NFL return. The former Browns quarterback has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons recently, leading Cleveland to cut him loose this past offseason and substance abuse appears to be a major problem for him. His off-the-field problems have prompted his father to say that he should be put in jail and led two agents to drop him in the last year.

His last agent, Drew Rosenhaus, claimed that there was NFL interest in Manziel as recently as March. However, teams will need to see that Manziel has his life in order before even considering him at this juncture.

With just two accrued seasons, Manziel is eligible for a practice squad exception. If he were to sign a p-squad deal, he could earn as little as $6,900 per week.

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  1. Ravens_Last_Place

    SF is the only team I can think of as crazy enough to give this bum a shot. Chip Kelly has publicly praised Manziel in the past and recruited him heavily at Oregon. SF also desperately needs a QB. Gabbert and Kaep are both clearly not the answer. Kaep is a sure bet to be traded or cut this offseason. SF will probably also draft a QB early.

    • Thronson5

      I think you’re right. I think Kaep will be cut or traded, think they’ll draft a QB in the first round and I could see them bringing this guy in just to see what he has. I think Gabbert will be gone from SF too and I could see Ponder backing up whoever they draft with Manziel being the 3rd QB. Not saying anyone these things are going to work out but it’s just what I can see happening.


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