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Browns can’t cut Johnny Manziel before March 9

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 27:  Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns hangs his head after an errant pass at Arrowhead Stadium during the fourth quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefson December 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Browns released a statement Tuesday about quarterback Johnny Manziel that signaled their intent to move on from Manziel because of his “continual involvement in incidents that run counter” to the team’s expectations of their players.

In the statement, Browns executive director of football operations Sashi Brown said Manziel’s status will “be addressed when permitted by league rules.” Teams are allowed to resume waiving players the day after the Super Bowl, but it will be a while longer before the Browns can cut Manziel.

According to multiple reports, the Browns rolled over their remaining cap space from 2015 at the end of the season and cannot absorb the $4.33 million cap hit that comes with releasing him until the new league year begins on March 9.

That gives other teams a month to work out a trade for Manziel if they so desire, although there doesn’t seem to be much chance of that happening. The Cowboys have been the team most often mentioned as a potential landing spot for the quarterback, but they have the fourth position in waivers. The Browns are second and the other teams ahead of Dallas — Tennessee and San Diego — are unlikely to have interest in bringing Manziel to their roster.

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117 Responses to “Browns can’t cut Johnny Manziel before March 9”
  1. zoellner25 says: Feb 2, 2016 1:12 PM

    March 9 at 12:01 AM

  2. ketch20too says: Feb 2, 2016 1:14 PM

    Suspend him without pay for as long as you can, then NFI list for remainder of the year. Don’t give him his release which is what he wants.

  3. Grulks says: Feb 2, 2016 1:16 PM

    If manziel is on Dallas’ active roster at any point during the regular season, I will cease supporting this team until Jerry is out of the picture completely.

    Dallas fans put up with a lot of crap from Jerry, but this really truly would be too much.

  4. sdchicken says: Feb 2, 2016 1:17 PM

    Just end the circus…

  5. bosskingnation says: Feb 2, 2016 1:17 PM

    Well there the Browns go again with starting something and not seeing it through. Johnny had a plan to “wreck this league”. You have to wreck your team first to do that and he is well on his way.

  6. mariorat says: Feb 2, 2016 1:18 PM

    Hello CFL.

  7. jonathankrobinson424 says: Feb 2, 2016 1:22 PM

    ……Manzel may not want to tell his girlfriend where he may end up….she may be Gloria Leary from Wedding crashers….’Don’t ever leave me…’cause I’d FIND you!’

  8. notfromcleveland says: Feb 2, 2016 1:23 PM

    Poor poor Johnny.😦

  9. bubbybrisket says: Feb 2, 2016 1:23 PM

    Can we even call him a bust? I mean nobody expected him to light up the league aside from Haslam and that homeless guy.

  10. oldcracker says: Feb 2, 2016 1:24 PM

    DO NOT cut this guy! DO NOT give in and reward him for his bad behavior.

    He’s a rich, spoiled attention wh*re. Take that away from him. Put him on the PUP list and get his a$$ into rehab and counseling. Draft another QB, and put Johnny on the far end of the bench.

  11. niko0063 says: Feb 2, 2016 1:25 PM

    Hello plush, 6-figure “consulting” job at Daddy’s oil company

  12. stopsignhank says: Feb 2, 2016 1:26 PM

    WOW a bigger washout than Matt Leinart. I guess that means he is in Ryan Leaf territory.

  13. panchi2131 says: Feb 2, 2016 1:26 PM

    so looks like as always qb pick at 22 in first round(3rd time was not a charm) did not work out ,hopefully picking at 2 will work this time.

  14. billfchew says: Feb 2, 2016 1:27 PM

    It never should have come to this. I am so glad I’m a Raven’s fan, even with the lost season that they just had- they WILL be back.

  15. djvh2 says: Feb 2, 2016 1:27 PM

    Had the Browns not already drafted him, the Vikings might have. That would’ve been bad for them, as Bridgewater is probably the better QB at this point. In any case, the Browns or Vikings should have drafted Carr.

  16. enochmh2 says: Feb 2, 2016 1:28 PM

    wait,you mean the qb whose top 4 intangibles coming out of college had nothing to do with throwing the football hasnt panned out?

  17. mmack66 says: Feb 2, 2016 1:33 PM

    Here we go with yet another new coach and new quarterback.

  18. ebdug says: Feb 2, 2016 1:35 PM

    The trick is to acquire Manziel without acquiring his girlfriend.

  19. pete2112 says: Feb 2, 2016 1:40 PM

    This guy needs to get proper treatment before anyone is thinking about his next step in football. I can’t believe his family or someone close to him isn’t doing more to get him the help he needs, but I’m pretty sure the last thing he needs right now is another shot on an NFL team. Hopefully he can get his personal life in order and get back on the field down the road.

  20. philtration says: Feb 2, 2016 1:42 PM

    Is there any good reason to talk so much about an NFL player that has accomplished so little?

    It is Ryan Leaf 2.0 and the first version was more than enough thank you.

  21. kevo95 says: Feb 2, 2016 1:43 PM

    The dude sucks

  22. A sample of some of the dumbest people on the planet: JChipwood, ReligionIsForIdiots, Factsman66, VancouverSportsBra says: Feb 2, 2016 1:43 PM

    I am seeing this as “mission accomplished”.

    I think this dudes issues run deep, he is basically the football version of the “affluenza” doosh. So he isn’t going to change, he simply cant process consequences in his head. I find these kinds of people to be disturbing to be honest. But I would laugh so hard if the Browns cut him, and then he is a model citizen on his next team. Hahahaha

  23. newpairofsox says: Feb 2, 2016 1:44 PM

    Jerry won’t sign him. It’s off to Saskatchewan for Johnny Failure

  24. oilerthentexandiehard says: Feb 2, 2016 1:45 PM

    If “Police Helicopter” gets on your resume, and the next word isn’t “Pilot,” your next position is going to pay way less.

    Replace the $$ motion with twirling a finger at your head.

  25. ppc50 says: Feb 2, 2016 1:45 PM

    I don’t think he is done. I think Dallas should pick him up, let him learn how to be a pro from Romo, Witten, Calvin Hill, the older players-Aikman, Johnston, etc and McFadden and see what he can do. He needs to dump the girlfriend, move on, and be willing to accept help, if needed. The Cowboys do offer a support system, they are still willing to help Randle. Make the deal and see what happens. Just let him know that this is his last shot and he is where he wants to be. I have a feeling he would straighten up

  26. coltzfan166 says: Feb 2, 2016 1:48 PM

    Johnny Canada. Actually who are we kidding, if he’s not on the Cowboys, he’ll just move back to College Station and party it up with the millions he stole from the Browns

  27. hippieway says: Feb 2, 2016 1:49 PM

    Go Johnny Go, Go, Go, Go, Gone

  28. gojags says: Feb 2, 2016 1:50 PM

    My advice to the Browns:

    1) Do not Cut him
    2) Find a way to suspend Johnny for 4 games in 2016 for contract detrimental to the organization. I am sure you can find one.
    3) Johnny would be suspended for 4 games by NFL personal conduct policy in 2016, thanks to Johnny being Johnny
    4) Do Step 2-3 in 2017
    5) Don’t renew the rookie contract in 2017 (for 2018), let Johnny drift out to the oblivion.

    This way Browns can save lot of money. They will only pay Johnny for 8 games for the life of his contract going forward. They will teach Johnny and other future players that they can’t trick and organization to cut a player after being drafted(especially if they are in the lower first round or below).

  29. Rick Boyett says: Feb 2, 2016 1:51 PM

    It would be incredibly stupid for any team to give him any consideration.

    Which pretty much guarantees he’s about to become a Cowboy.

  30. jag1959 says: Feb 2, 2016 1:51 PM

    “According to multiple reports, the Browns rolled over their remaining cap space from 2015 at the end of the season and cannot absorb the $4.33 million cap hit that comes with releasing him until the new league year begins on March 9.”

    There’s always another nuance when it comes to dealing with the cap. This one is odd, since the team wouldn’t have any payout due to Manziel between now and March 9 it seems as though the cap hit should simply follow into the next year. Since there is no benefit to the team or player to have it not do so it seems like an unnecessary impediment, it’s not like the player could be signed until FA began anyway simply because he was cut.

    If a player were to commit an intolerable act (like Hernandez) a team that had rolled it’s cap space over couldn’t cut him? That seems flawed

  31. jgedgar70 says: Feb 2, 2016 1:53 PM

    This clown is a perfect example of the perils of 21st century “parenting” – never punish a kid for wrongdoing, always make excuses such as “misunderstood” or “free spirit,” then be completely shocked when the kid reaches adult age thinking the world owes him everything, and he has the work ethic of a slug. Then heap more rewards on the kid.

    What could possibly go wrong?

  32. bimbotheslob says: Feb 2, 2016 1:54 PM

    Many fans are excited at the thought of Manziel becoming a Cowboy.

    Signed — Giants, Eagles and Redskins fans everywhere.

  33. chawkup says: Feb 2, 2016 1:55 PM

    pete2112 says:
    Feb 2, 2016 1:40 PM
    This guy needs to get proper treatment before anyone is thinking about his next step in football. I can’t believe his family or someone close to him isn’t doing more to get him the help he needs, but I’m pretty sure the last thing he needs right now is another shot on an NFL team. Hopefully he can get his personal life in order and get back on the field down the road.
    ——-
    Who’s to say that his family or close friends are not doing everything in their power to get him help? Trust me, I’ve been there and I know, Johnny has to want to seek treatment for Johnny. Unless and until he wants this for himself, there is very little that others can do for him.

  34. jssebastian2014 says: Feb 2, 2016 1:55 PM

    I’m looking forward to the straight-to-DVD release of “Texas Roadtrip” with Manziel and Affluenza Teen.

  35. pooflingingmonkey says: Feb 2, 2016 1:57 PM

    This is exactly what he wanted, a free ticket out of Cleveland.

    Well played, Johnny.

  36. bigredgoog says: Feb 2, 2016 1:58 PM

    So, wouldn’t a QB needy team offer a 7th round pick in the 2017 draft for him? Without knowing his salary it is hard to tell but I would think it is more likely there is a trade for him rather than him getting cut.

  37. mnfaninil says: Feb 2, 2016 2:00 PM

    As a Vikings fan I was horrified to find out after the draft they would have taken Johnny rather than Teddy. Everyone knew he was a bust except obviously the Browns and Vikings. I still don’t understand why they thought west coast Teddy was a better fit with AP and Norv’s offense than Carr. Not saying Carr is anything great, just a better fit. Teddy better be with his trainer right now lifting and strengthening his arm, cause that Pro Bowl performance was an embarrassment for an NFL QB. 40 yard lollipops don’t cut it in the NFL.

  38. riggo08 says: Feb 2, 2016 2:02 PM

    He will get another shot somewhere, but I seriously doubt he has learned his lesson. He has family money to fall back on and deserves what is coming to him at this point. From the hottest thing in college football to a HUGE pro bust. Grow up Johnny.

  39. dumbaseinstien says: Feb 2, 2016 2:03 PM

    UPDATE: TMZ has just announced they have just signed the Ex-NFL player Johnny “Football” Manzeil, whose career has been derailed by terrible play & behavior, to a 1 season reality TV show called ‘The Has Been’. As demonstrated by the 1 year contract, TMZ doesn’t expect the series to be extended as interest will be as fleeting as his career.

  40. darkneptune73 says: Feb 2, 2016 2:03 PM

    Remember when trolls said Manziel is better than Bridgewater?

    ROFL,

  41. jag1959 says: Feb 2, 2016 2:06 PM

    pete2112 says:
    Feb 2, 2016 1:40 PM
    This guy needs to get proper treatment before anyone is thinking about his next step in football. I can’t believe his family or someone close to him isn’t doing more to get him the help he needs..
    ____________________

    Barring involuntary commitment, which is no easy thing to do, it’s close to impossible to save someone from themselves

  42. 2since96 says: Feb 2, 2016 2:06 PM

    Bunch of old guys hating on Money Manziel. I can’t wait for him to leave the Factory of Sadness and shine somewhere else…then we’ll see what all you hypocrits are saying about him…everybody acting like they never partied in there early twenties. No arrests, no failed drug tests, whats the issue you have with this guy? That everybody loves him and you wish people liked you that much? hahaha get over…Free Manziel AKA Billy Bandziel!

  43. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Feb 2, 2016 2:07 PM

    Dallas or Seattle. Seattle is a stronger possibility than you think.

  44. intrafinesse says: Feb 2, 2016 2:08 PM

    Manziel should go to the Bills.

    1 – if he acts up IK Enemkpali will break his jaw

    2 – there isn’t much nightlife in Buffalo so he may spend more time improving his football skills

    3 – I’d like to see how Rex handles him, probably go out and get a beer with him

  45. cafetero1075 says: Feb 2, 2016 2:11 PM

    He should clear waivers right? He’s a 1st round pick he probably has a higher salary than worth. If he clears can probably get him for a minimum.
    That’s for the Cowboys because I don’t think anyone else will take him.

  46. purpleguy says: Feb 2, 2016 2:13 PM

    Before any NFL team signs him, they’d best ensure that he gets plenty of medical treatment for his demons — he desperately needs it.

  47. shaggytoodle says: Feb 2, 2016 2:13 PM

    A month to trade him…. the Browns expecting a ham sandwich in return.

    -Andrew Brandt

  48. jpaq68 says: Feb 2, 2016 2:15 PM

    That’s too long a time to leave this guy to his own devices. He’ll screw up again before then.

  49. turfdaddy says: Feb 2, 2016 2:16 PM

    Can Johnny win football games? At the end of the day that’s what matters as to whether or not he’ll be given another chance.

    IMO, he’s not that much different that Big Ben was in his first few years, Mike Vick, Joe Namath, etc. Social media has made this a bigger deal than it really has been.

    Also, I didn’t think he was an NFL quarterback anyway. But once again, the Browns showed how desperate some teams are. As Florio says, you either have a franchise QB or you’re looking for one.

  50. pete2112 says: Feb 2, 2016 2:17 PM

    Who’s to say that his family or close friends are not doing everything in their power to get him help? Trust me, I’ve been there and I know, Johnny has to want to seek treatment for Johnny. Unless and until he wants this for himself, there is very little that others can do for him.
    ———-

    My main point is that football should be the least of his concerns right now and that he needs to get help so he can move on in life on a better path. You’re right in that I don’t know if his family is trying to help him or not, but I have to think this isn’t something new in his life and I think he’s been able to exist like this because his parents, friends, coaches, etc. never did anything to change his course along the way.

  51. bobnyjets says: Feb 2, 2016 2:17 PM

    If a brokem mirror costs you 7 years of bad luck how many years do you get for being stupid enough to pickup Mnziel on the rebound?

    Never mind if you do that you’re probably already lapping the field for a Darwin Award.

  52. mongo3401 says: Feb 2, 2016 2:20 PM

    A team cannot suspend him indefinitely. Most they can is 4 games and they need good reason too. So far he has not been arrested or convicted of anything. Having a police helicopter look for you is not a crime.

    Jim Brown raped any white woman he could find. He is still an embarrassment to all men but the Browns love him

    Manziel needs football like we need a hole in the head. That’s what pisses most people off because he is already wealthy and does not need the income. Not saying he is right or wrong but the kid has a lot of$$$$ already. We all knew his football skills were at a
    Minimum. The NFL bought into it though. So, who is really at fault here. Kid could care less if they keep him or cut him. Wish him the best

  53. jerruhjones says: Feb 2, 2016 2:22 PM

    The Browns knew he was a bust, but someone (ownership) decided to ignore the QB study they paid to have done. Red flags all over Johnny Vegas.

  54. seatownballers says: Feb 2, 2016 2:23 PM

    Told y’all since he was drafted he didn’t have the drive of a real athlete.
    Guarantee he will be a Vegas club promoter in a year

  55. knockknockwhosthereowen says: Feb 2, 2016 2:24 PM

    Just think of all the guys who had more talent, less issues, and who worked their tail off and still couldn’t make it in the NFL. This guy is as good as vanished.

  56. olskool711 says: Feb 2, 2016 2:24 PM

    ” Teddy better be with his trainer right now lifting and strengthening his arm, cause that Pro Bowl performance was an embarrassment for an NFL QB. 40 yard lollipops don’t cut it in the NFL.”

    The only smart thing Ray Farmer did as a GM with the Browns was to say no to teeny, tiny, hands, noodle arm, inaccurate Teddy.

    Johnny set the Browns back 4 years.

    Teddy would have set us back 10 at least.

    For once Ray, I can say thanks.

  57. gary2525 says: Feb 2, 2016 2:28 PM

    I would trade him atleast get something for him u know damn well he will end up in Dallas.

  58. 1964bclions says: Feb 2, 2016 2:32 PM

    A Happy Retirement…

    Jamarcus Russell, Johnny Manziel, and Todd Marinovich are going to open a night club in Vegas.

    It will be called “Eat, Drink, and Be Happy.”

  59. daysend564 says: Feb 2, 2016 2:33 PM

    Jerry’s mouth is watering. He’ll sign Manziel for $660k per year to be the backup. He’ll then draft Treadwell with #4.

  60. jjackwagon says: Feb 2, 2016 2:34 PM

    Kansas City would like to once again thank the Browns organization for jumping one spot ahead of the Chiefs and taking Manziel. Thank you!

  61. cantonbound13 says: Feb 2, 2016 2:37 PM

    Johnny Loser

  62. ebdug says: Feb 2, 2016 2:39 PM

    If a team had any smarts they would pick Mamziel up off waivers then trade him.

  63. mmack66 says: Feb 2, 2016 2:40 PM

    darkneptune73 says:
    Feb 2, 2016 2:03 PM

    Remember when trolls said Manziel is better than Bridgewater?
    ————————-

    Well, he might be. Thanks to Pettine completely flubbing the handling of Johnny Football, we may never know.

    If you’re a perennial loser like the Browns, and you draft a guy like Manziel in the first round, you might as well just go ahead and play him from the start, and see what happens.

    Even Manning and Elway were terrible for a couple of seasons at the start of their careers.

  64. jmoney74 says: Feb 2, 2016 2:40 PM

    Browns fans rejoice.. now you can start over. Hue, he isn’t a great HC.. but he’s a terrific offensive mind. You’ll get at least better football than you have now.

  65. logicaldawg says: Feb 2, 2016 2:41 PM

    Bye Bye Johnny. You were never my pick. I wanted to draft Sammy Watkins and David Carr with our first rounders that year.

  66. paul1990 says: Feb 2, 2016 2:43 PM

    I’ll be any contract Johnny Dumpster Fire gets from a new team will be laden with incentives, requirements, etc. He’ll be on a short leash. He’s got the Ryan Leaf label, so he doesn’t have a lot of options.

  67. simplec72 says: Feb 2, 2016 2:43 PM

    Hey Johnny! Perhaps you need to call Texas A&M and enroll for the fall semester to start your junior year. Football at the next level is not you. Tell Ryan Leaf and Jamarcus Russell hello. You’ll be mentioned in the same conversation. Watch, even Dallas won’t want you.

  68. dryzzt23 says: Feb 2, 2016 2:44 PM

    NEVER, never draft players with punk-type attitudes like Johnny Football have. They never work out and they’ll never grow up.

    This is why the Colts picked Manning over Leaf, and why Cade McNown never worked out for the Bears.

  69. henryjones20 says: Feb 2, 2016 2:44 PM

    Big mistake, playing right into his hands! He wants to go back to Texas,be it the cowboys or texans.I’d hold his feet to the fire for another two years and wait for him to slip up so i could pull out my Keyshawn Johnson card and suspend him for conduct determintal to the team like the bucs did to Keyshawn.

  70. orivar says: Feb 2, 2016 2:46 PM

    It would be hilarious if he shined elsewhere

  71. 1964bclions says: Feb 2, 2016 2:47 PM

    logicaldawg says:
    Feb 2, 2016 2:41 PM

    “Bye Bye Johnny. You were never my pick. I wanted to draft Sammy Watkins and David Carr with our first rounders that year.”

    David Carr would have been a crappy pick.

    LOLOLOL

  72. DrSteveBrule says: Feb 2, 2016 2:48 PM

    The Browns will have to strike gold on a 1st round QB one of these years:

    Couch.
    Quinn.
    Weeden.
    Manziel.

  73. td40 says: Feb 2, 2016 2:49 PM

    Announcing your new, drunken color analyst for SEC games, Johnny Manziel!

  74. Kelly's Chronicles says: Feb 2, 2016 2:49 PM

    Problem is you suspend the guy and without the structure of football he has proven to be a continuous train wreck. They need to hire him a babysitter like the Cowboys did with Dez Bryant years ago. Sad you got to treat him like he is 12 but he did show progress on the field this year.

  75. investwax says: Feb 2, 2016 2:50 PM

    intrafinesse says:
    Feb 2, 2016 2:08 PM

    Manziel should go to the Bills.

    1 – if he acts up IK Enemkpali will break his jaw

    2 – there isn’t much nightlife in Buffalo so he may spend more time improving his football skills

    3 – I’d like to see how Rex handles him, probably go out and get a beer with him

    Rex would have him tattooed on his foot

  76. DrSteveBrule says: Feb 2, 2016 2:54 PM

    Since 2007 the Browns have had 2 picks in the 1st round 4 times. All too often they are making the flashy picks at QB instead of the sensible ones.

  77. R.J. says: Feb 2, 2016 2:59 PM

    It’s days like today that make me grateful the Browns loved Manziel more than Derek Carr on draft day.

  78. shlort says: Feb 2, 2016 3:03 PM

    For those of you who think Manziel can go somewhere else and play, whatchu smokin’?

    Johnny is one of the gimmick players that were supposed to be the future of the NFL. Well, the garbage offenses that fit Johnny’s style are no longer productive. Good luck teaching him to throw now. See how that worked out for Kaepernick?

  79. fredegrar says: Feb 2, 2016 3:06 PM

    ESPN could get into the scripted comedy business and do a “Football reboot” of the Odd Couple starring Manziel (who’d only show up for filming every third episode) and Tebow as the guy who does everything “right” but tragically lacks the actual talent to succeed.

  80. jjfootball says: Feb 2, 2016 3:06 PM

    SOME DAY THIS PUNK IS GOING TO GROW UP, BUT BY THEN IT WILL BE TO LATE, AND HE WILL HAVE WASTED IS ONLY SHOT AT BEING A NFL STAR. THEN HE WILL BE LEFT WITH NOTHING BUT REGRETS!

  81. stellarperformance says: Feb 2, 2016 3:16 PM

    The Vikings tried very hard to trade down for this guy, but the Browns beat them to it.

    The Vikings came out on the safe side of this train wreck, but please don’t make it sound like Draft Day savvy.

    It was pure dumb luck. More power to them, but dumb luck just the same.

  82. dencar2014 says: Feb 2, 2016 3:23 PM

    Best news I’ve heard all day!
    Note to Browns: When drafting the next QB, pay attention to integrity and character.
    Not even sure if the CFL would want this train wreck .

  83. hippieway says: Feb 2, 2016 3:27 PM

    Here Comes RGIII

  84. bradygirl12 says: Feb 2, 2016 3:30 PM

    Would Jerry Jones really be cruel enough to saddle the Cowboys and their fans with this guy? I wouldn’t put it past him.,but seriously,Johnny Manziel has not earned the right to play in the NFL. Until (or if) he ever does,he should not be allowed near any team’s facility. He needs to embrace sobriety for his own good.

  85. steelerben says: Feb 2, 2016 3:39 PM

    bigredgoog says:
    Feb 2, 2016 1:58 PM
    So, wouldn’t a QB needy team offer a 7th round pick in the 2017 draft for him? Without knowing his salary it is hard to tell but I would think it is more likely there is a trade for him rather than him getting cut.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The entire league knows that he’s going to be cut. If you want him at his current contract, you can put in a waiver claim and have it. The only reason you would trade the Browns anything for him at all is if you are afraid another team will put in a claim ahead of you. The current order of waiver priority is Tennessee, who have a QB, Cleveland, who are the ones getting rid of him, San Diego, who have a QB, and then Dallas.

    If anyone other than Dallas wants him, then there might be a trade, but I’m willing to bet no one else wants him.

  86. inozwetrust says: Feb 2, 2016 3:41 PM

    dencar2014 says:
    Feb 2, 2016 3:23 PM
    Best news I’ve heard all day!
    Note to Browns: When drafting the next QB, pay attention to integrity and character
    —————————————————–
    Also, pay attention to size and arm strength. Either way, character or physical ability, this guy was not going to make it in the NFL. That being said, Jerry Jones will probably pick him up. Johnny and Jerry deserve each other

  87. proudchowdahead13 says: Feb 2, 2016 3:42 PM

    He’s young and wealthy. What’s he supposed to do, stay home alone and read the Bible?

  88. mackcarrington says: Feb 2, 2016 3:44 PM

    He’s young and wealthy. What’s he supposed to do, stay home alone and read the Bible?
    —–
    Why not? That’s probably what Tim Tebow does.

  89. mnfaninil says: Feb 2, 2016 3:45 PM

    Hey Cleveland, at least it didn’t take 4 years to realize the mistake like the Vikings did with Ponder. That pick set us back half a decade and wasted AP’s prime.

  90. friscokid49 says: Feb 2, 2016 3:45 PM

    Too bad jerry didnt draft this fool.
    that would be awesome watching this train wreck on the cowboys roster, just like hardy.

  91. mmack66 says: Feb 2, 2016 3:47 PM

    hippieway says:
    Feb 2, 2016 3:27 PM

    Here Comes RGIII
    —————

    That guy is a bust as well.

    Plus, he is just below Sam Bradford and right ahead of Fragile Ben on the list of quarterbacks that are most likely to be injured.

  92. usedjock says: Feb 2, 2016 3:57 PM

    Honestly who would want him at this point? or what teams would need someone like him?

    And we need to brace ourselves the internet and ESPN may implode if the Cowboys sign him. Seriously can you imagine that circus?

  93. nflrule says: Feb 2, 2016 4:06 PM

    Can we please stop talking about this little twit?

  94. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Feb 2, 2016 4:07 PM

    One more chance.

  95. lrical says: Feb 2, 2016 4:14 PM

    I would rather have Colt McCoy play for the Cowboys.

  96. PokeSalad says: Feb 2, 2016 4:18 PM

    Man, if you can’t succeed in Cleveland, you can’t succeed anywhere….that solid coaching staff, smart ownership, stability, continuity, top-shelf players….the Browns are a Super Bowl waiting to happen!

    #FreeJohnny

  97. stinkymcmulligan says: Feb 2, 2016 4:21 PM

    Manziel is an overrated hack with an ego and alcohol problem.

  98. mrfrostyj says: Feb 2, 2016 4:25 PM

    The Browns are doing the right thing by their players by cutting ties with Manziel. Everyone saying the Browns should keep him are forgetting that they are the ones who’re going to continue to have to take the blame for this kids behavior off the field and poor play on the field because sadly Johnny has a fan base that refuses to believe that he is anything other than the next great NFL superstar. This year Josh McCown played the best football of his career and helped Gary Barnidge who’s been in the league forever make it to his first pro bowl and neither got credit due to the Manziel mess. Do you really want to draft a QB and throw him in a hostile situation where the non Browns fans continue to attempt to force Manziel on the field the way it’s happened the last two seasons.

  99. granadafan says: Feb 2, 2016 4:30 PM

    intrafinesse says:
    Feb 2, 2016 2:08 PM
    Manziel should go to the Bills.

    1 – if he acts up IK Enemkpali will break his jaw

    2 – there isn’t much nightlife in Buffalo so he may spend more time improving his football skills

    There’s not much lightlife in Cleveland either but that didn’t stop him from getting in trouble at local bars and flying to Vegas. In Buffalo, he’d be soon seen in NYC or in Atlantic City with his posse fighting the local Jersey Shore guidos.

  100. dadisbad60 says: Feb 2, 2016 4:31 PM

    Denver needs a QB, and their front office has plenty of experience dealing with Johnny’s issue

  101. bensstinkyfingers says: Feb 2, 2016 4:33 PM

    It’s pretty obvious Johnny got what he wanted after all. Now we will see what unscrupulous, bottom feeding franchise will sign him after he’s cut. Smart money is on the cowboys, or bungles.

  102. crindal3000 says: Feb 2, 2016 4:33 PM

    he has a bad case of affluenza, don’t blame him

  103. blowfishes says: Feb 2, 2016 4:47 PM

    But… but… but Jon Gruden PROMISED that Maziel was going to be a supermegastar in the NFL.

  104. blowfishes says: Feb 2, 2016 4:51 PM

    Cowboys are the obvious choice, but with Kelly’s reported liking of Manziel, don’t rule out the 49ers.

    The only other team that I could see taking a chance on him at this point would be the Rams.

  105. ninjapleazee says: Feb 2, 2016 5:20 PM

    Why do Vikings fan act like Teddy is the next Jesus. I remember back when they were all praising Christian Ponder the same way.

  106. pittsburghdamned says: Feb 2, 2016 5:36 PM

    Manziel is pathetic…yet still better than Flacco

  107. chargerdillon says: Feb 2, 2016 6:04 PM

    What I find most funny about all this is that the problem is and has always been Browns ownership.

    Jimmy Haslam is the perfect fit for the Browns, they are just as incompetent as they were before he ever came to town.

    How did this guy ever have anything to do with the Steelers? He clearly bleeds Orange and Stupid.

  108. oscarxray says: Feb 2, 2016 6:12 PM

    Analytic #1 – QBs and WRs must be tall enough to ride the Cedar Point rollercoasters.

  109. mogogo1 says: Feb 2, 2016 6:15 PM

    He busted in a different way than I imagined. I thought he’d get ample chances to play but would fail. But between not being able to win the job initially and injuries he really didn’t play as much as I thought he would. He ruined his career off-the-field before the jury was fully in on whether he could play the position.

    Now he’s got very limited options. A dominant camp where he totally outplayed everybody by a large margin is the only way I see him making a roster. He’s got too much baggage to keep around as a backup or even a marginal starter where he barely beats out the other guy.

  110. qdog112 says: Feb 2, 2016 6:38 PM

    mongo3401 says:
    Feb 2, 2016 2:20 PM
    “… Having a police helicopter look for you is not a crime.

    Jim Brown raped any white woman he could find. He is still an embarrassment to all men but the Browns love him.”
    **********
    What in the world have you been smoking. Perhaps you will pick up the tab for a helicopter search? Not sure which racist uncle you got that raping white women lie from. As they say, “you can’t rape the willing”.

    In his hay-day Jim Brown could’ve had any woman-black or white, on the planet, including the ones under your roof. Unless, your wife or mom was hotter than Raquel Welch. Go brush your tooth.

  111. steves11 says: Feb 2, 2016 6:41 PM

    “The trick is to acquire Manziel without acquiring his girlfriend”

    Um….I think its the other way around. The girfriend is a more desireable acquisition.

  112. mybrunoblog says: Feb 2, 2016 6:52 PM

    If Johnny was a good player we’d be hearing the Browns talk about how he wasn’t arrested and is a solid citizen. Let the hypocrisy roll.

  113. vegasgreek says: Feb 2, 2016 7:09 PM

    mark davis should sign man smell for a camp arm and let khalil mack beat on him

  114. stonedwhitetrash says: Feb 2, 2016 9:31 PM

    Just as soon as johnny is cut Jerry will sign him, as Sarah Palin would say “youbetcha!”

  115. squared80 says: Feb 2, 2016 10:08 PM

    Like I said on the day he was drafted… “glad my team didn’t take him.”

  116. elvos123 says: Feb 3, 2016 12:00 AM

    Vikings passed on manziel and took Barr Wake up haters Teddy made the probowl in second season weather you like it or not keep whining. Vikes keep winning 11 games not bad, top five d not bad , keep improving and very young If they wanted manziel so bad , why did they take Barr and leave him sit Wake up whiners

  117. duncanisland says: Feb 3, 2016 9:54 PM

    Since Jerry Jones (I mean Dr. Jones) thinks he’s a medical doctor, he can be a psychiatrist a straighten Johnny out. The two deserve each other.

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