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22:41  31 july  2018
22:41  31 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Johnny Manziel heading to Montreal Alouettes

  Johnny Manziel heading to Montreal Alouettes Johnny Manziel heading to Montreal AlouettesMontreal traded for the former Heisman Trophy winner on Sunday, acquiring the 25-year-old from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for defensive end Jamaal Westerman, wide receiver Chris Williams and two first-round draft selections.

Johnny Manziel 's much-anticipated CFL debut will come Friday when he starts at quarterback for the Montreal Alouettes . Get The App. The Tiger - Cats signed Manziel in May but traded him to Montreal on July 22, as he was stuck behind Jeremiah Masoli on the depth chart.

Johnny Manziel enters a CFL game for the very first time and goes on to complete nine of the 11 passes he threw for 80 yards in his much anticipated debut

a close up of a baseball player wearing a helmet© Provided by thecanadianpress.com MONTREAL - Johnny Manziel will make his CFL debut against his former team.

The Alouettes made the announcement Tuesday that Manziel will be their starter Friday night when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Hamilton dealt Manziel to Montreal on July 22, along with offensive linemen Tony Washington and Canadian Landon Rice, for receiver Chris Williams, Canadian defensive lineman Jamaal Westerman and 2021-22 first-round draft picks.

Manziel made headlines across North America in May when he signed a two-year deal with Hamilton.

The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner played in both of Hamilton's exhibition games — completing 21-of-31 passes for 168 yards and a TD while rushing six times for 19 yards — but remained on the sidelines as Jeremiah Masoli's backup once the regular season began.

The Johnny Manziel deal made perfect football sense for the Ticats

  The Johnny Manziel deal made perfect football sense for the Ticats Johnny Manziel isn’t famous in the football sense, he’s famous in the famous sense. So as news of his trade to Montreal filtered out to a wider football audience on Monday, it sparked a question: Why would the Hamilton Tiger-Cats trade somebody so famous? The short answer? It made football sense.The package the team received for Manziel included two former (and potentially future) all-stars and two first-round draft picks, all for a guy who had yet to take a regular season CFL snap. The Ticats are better today and potentially better in the long term and that’s hard to do in any trade.

Get the latest sports news, coverage and opinion – all in your inbox. Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) throws a pass against the Hamilton Tiger - Cats during the The highly-anticipated return of "Johnny Football" got off to an inauspicious start in Montreal, as his first pass was intercepted.

MONTREAL — All signs point toward Johnny Manziel getting his first CFL start for the Montreal Alouettes this week. Coach Mike Sherman would not confirm who his starter will be on Friday against the Hamilton Tiger - Cats , but he told reporters to draw their own conclusions.

Manziel dressed for Montreal's 44-23 loss last week to Edmonton but didn't play as Vernon Adams Jr. went the distance, completing 15-of-28 passes for 217 yards and an interception while rushing for 72 yards and a TD on eight carries.

The six-foot, 210-pound Manziel was taken in the first round, No. 22 overall, by the Cleveland Browns in the 2014 NFL draft but was released in March 2016 after posting a 2-6 record over two tumultuous campaigns.

Manziel, 25, appeared in 14 games overall, throwing for 1,675 yards and seven TD passes.

Note to readers: CORRECTS date of trade in para 3.

Manziel to lead Alouettes versus Redblacks .
The good news for Johnny Manziel and the Montreal Alouettes is, theoretically speaking, there's nowhere to go but upManziel's first CFL regular-season appearance last week was one to forget. The former Heisman Trophy winner was 11-of-20 passing for 104 yards and four interceptions in Montreal's lopsided 50-11 loss to the visiting Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

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