REPORT: Browns Will Cut Johnny Manziel In March
No surprise here: The Cleveland Browns will be cutting ties with Johnny Manziel in March, according to a league source.
It is believed that the Browns would have cut Manziel on February 8th, the day after Super Bowl 50. However, cutting the troubled quarterback comes with a $4.6-million hit against the salary cap–space that the Browns don’t have at the moment. They will have enough cap space in March, when the salary cap is expected to increase, and at that point it is believed that they will release the former Heisman Trophy winner.
The Browns released a statement on Tuesday regarding Manziel’s recent behavior, saying the following:
“We’ve been clear about expectations for our players on and off the field. Johnny’s continual involvement in incidents that run counter to those expectations undermines the hard work of his teammates and the reputation of our organization. His status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules. We will have no further comment at this time.”
Early Saturday morning, Fort Worth police dispatched a helicopter to search for Johnny Manziel following a domestic disturbance call. Police later confirmed that Manziel had an altercation with his ex-girlfriend, but no arrests were made.
Manziel played two seasons with the Browns after being drafted by the club with the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He went 2-6 in his eight games as a starter, completing 57% of his pass attempts for 1,675 yards, 7 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
Your move, Dallas Cowboys.
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