Johnny Manziel signs with AAF, will play for Memphis Express

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The Alliance of American Soccer signed Johnny Manziel to a typical participant contract Saturday. The one query used to be the place the Heisman Trophy winner would play.

We have now the solution.

Manziel is headed to Memphis to play for the Categorical.

The San Antonio Commanders owned his faculty allocation rights since he performed at Texas A&M. The Commanders, even though, launched his rights, passing on a best draw as he grew up simplest 65 miles from San Antonio.

That implies Manziel handed during the waiver gadget, and the league’s worst staff, the 1-Five Memphis Categorical, claimed him with the primary selection.

The Categorical had quarterback Zach Mettenberger cross down with an harm Saturday. Memphis turns out a really perfect have compatibility for Manziel, with sturdy infrastructure and strengthen gadget beneath no-nonsense trainer Mike Singletary.

“We’re happy to welcome Johnny Manziel to Alliance of American Soccer, which we’ve at all times described as a league of alternative for gifted avid gamers to release or revitalize their professional soccer careers,” Invoice Polian, co-founder and head of soccer for The Alliance, mentioned Saturday night time. “We finished intensive background paintings to resolve whether or not it will be suitable for Johnny to play this season, and after consulting with many of us aware of his state of affairs, we concluded that it will be excellent for him to renew his professional soccer occupation right here at The Alliance.

“The San Antonio Commanders have launched his faculty allocation rights, and The Memphis Categorical have claimed him. He’ll report back to Memphis day after today, the place all of us consider he’ll have the benefit of the training and mentorship of Mike Singletary.”

Manziel, 26, is attempting to restore his occupation after failed stops within the NFL and the CFL.

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