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Offbeat Johnny Manziel to make first CFL start for Montreal Alouettes

21:56  31 july  2018
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Montreal wanted Manziel for a while

  Montreal wanted Manziel for a while So how did quarterback Johnny Manziel end up being traded from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to the Montreal Alouettes? It was a move that was in the making before Manziel signed Hamilton.Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Montreal had wanted Manziel for a while. The Alouettes had wanted dibs on Manziel, but Hamilton had declined to trade his rights. Montreal had called Hamilton multiple times about doing a deal.The Tiger-Cats relented after seeing Jeremiah Masoli get off to a solid start.

Johnny Manziel will be the starting QB for the Alouettes against his former CFL team this Friday. In Monday’s practice, Manziel received a substantial amount of first -string reps. Manziel , who was traded from the Tiger-Cats to the Alouettes on July 23, didn’t play in Montreal ’s 44-23 loss Thursday

The former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback will make his first start for the CFL ’s Montreal Alouettes in Friday’s game.

The fans’ calls for Johnny Manziel were answered.

One week after he heard chants of “Johnny, Johnny, Johnny” and “We want Johnny” in a loss that dropped the Montreal Alouettes to 1-5 on the season, head coach Mike Sherman confirmed that Manziel will start Friday against his former team, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium.

The team announced the decision Tuesday on Twitter.

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