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Sport Tiger-Cats trade Johnny Manziel to Alouettes after five games and zero starts

08:47  23 july  2018
08:47  23 july  2018 Source:   cbssports.com

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 's stint with the Hamilton Tiger - Cats lasted just five games and included zero starts . And on Sunday, the former Heisman Trophy winner and He signed a two-year deal, which means he won't be eligible to return to the United States to play football until 2020 (assuming the Alouettes

Tiger - Cats trade Johnny Manziel to Alouettes after five games and zero starts . The game between the Alouettes and the Tiger - Cats will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Aug. 3 from Montreal. For Manziel , Friday's game against the Tiger - Cats will continue a comeback season that started less

Johnny Manziel's stint with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats lasted just five games and included zero starts. And on Sunday, the former Heisman Trophy winner and 2014 Browns first-round pick was traded to the Montreal Alouettes.

In case you're wondering, here are the terms of the deal: In the deal, Hamilton acquired defensive end Jamaal Westerman, wide receiver Chris Williams and two first-round draft picks (2020, 2021) from the Alouettes in exchange for Manziel, offensive lineman Tony Washington and offensive lineman Landon Rice.

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Manziel, 25, was added before the season but couldn't unseat incumbent Jeremiah Masoli. The lack of playing time wasn't considered a huge issue; Tiger-Cats coach June Jones said last month that Manziel should be in the NFL, where he last played in December 2015.

Johnny Manziel feeling confident as he heads to his new team

  Johnny Manziel feeling confident as he heads to his new team Johnny Manziel still hasn’t played in a Canadian Football League regular season game, but he’s already been traded. Instead, Manziel says he’s confident that he’s going to make a difference on the Montreal Alouettes, who acquired him in a trade this week.

The Hamilton Tiger - Cats Have Traded Quarterback Johnny Manziel To The Montreal Alouettes . This giving Johnny Manziel his first chance to play in the CFL

The Hamilton Tiger - Cats dealt quarterback Johnny Manziel and offensive linemen Tony Washington and Landon Rice to the Montreal Alouettes on Sunday for Canadian defensive end Jamaal Westerman and receiver Chris Williams as well as 2020 and 2021 first-round picks. Manziel , 25, made headlines

"I've been pleasantly surprised the last three weeks what a good teammate he is, how smart he is, how he sees the game," Jones said at the time. "He should be playing in the National Football League, and I believe he will when he gets through with us."

Turns out, the Tiger-Cats are done with Manziel and he's still in the CFL and the NFL remains a dream. He signed a two-year deal, which means he won't be eligible to return to the United States to play football until 2020 (assuming the Alouettes don't release him).

"It'll take two years," Jones said of Manziel's NFL comeback. "They're [NFL executives, coaches] waiting to see that he's taken care of his off-the-field problems."

Manziel competed in the developmental Spring League earlier this year in an effort to show NFL teams that he's matured during his absence from the game.

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  Manziel sits again and Twitter isn't happy Johnny Manziel, still, has yet to make his CFL debut. Following a trade from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to the Montreal Alouettes on Sunday, the reported plan for Manziel was that he wouldn't start Thursday night against the Edmonton Eskimos but he would see the field.

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The Hamilton Tiger - Cats have traded quarterback Johnny Manziel to the Montreal Alouettes The addition of Manziel comes after Alouettes starting quarterback Drew Willy left Saturday's 25-8 The Alouettes are 1-4 and in last place in the CFL's four-team East Division. Their next game is Thursday

"The message that I'm sending is showing up every day and going to meetings," he told reporters after his first Spring League game. "Being engaged in everything that is going on during practice and in the game. I can't control what is going on [with NFL teams' interest]..."

Prior to the Spring League, at least 13 NFL teams watched Manziel take part in pro days at the University of San Diego and Texas A&M. But when an NFL offer never came he signed with the Tiger-Cats.

"I think it was close," Manziel told PFT Live in May about an NFL team taking a chance on him. "I did reach out and talk to multiple teams and coaches I had met in my first couple years in the league."

Manziel could have waited to see if there was renewed NFL interest but he decided the sooner he could return to the field the better it would be for his career.

Now he's headed to Montreal, where he'll be reunited with coach Mike Sherman, who was his college coach at Texas A&M. And the question becomes: Will Manziel finally get a chance to start?

Johnny Manziel: First CFL start was the football gods humbling me .
Johnny Manziel’s first start in the Canadian Football League was a disaster of epic proportions. Manziel threw four interceptions and was benched in the fourth quarter with his Montreal Alouettes trailing his former team, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 47-3.After the game, Manziel said it was a difficult step on his football journey.“I think we got beat so bad, things went so bad, so quick that even throughout the game, even when I was in there, I just kept telling myself that this is a test, this is the football gods humbling me,” Manziel said. “You come up here, it’s not the NFL, it’s the CFL, it’s different.

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