Johnny Manziel on the move again, signs with AAF’s Memphis Express

HAMILTON ON- NOVEMBER 3 Johnny Manziel #2 of the Montreal Alouettes fires a pass against the Hamilton Tiger Cats in a CFL game at Tim Hortons Field

Johnny Manziel has officially entered the AAF having signed the standard player agreement on Saturday. More

No, it's not the NFL.

The beleaguered quarterback has signed with the Alliance of American Football and will play for the Memphis Express, according to the Associated Press, less than a month after being dismissed from the Canadian Football League.

The Commanders had the rights to Manziel because he played college football at Texas A&M.

The 2012 Heisman Trophy victor will go through the AAF waiver system, per Schefter, after the San Antonio Commanders renounced his college allocation rights.

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They also lost quarterback Zach Mettenberger on Saturday, who left their 22-9 loss to the Salt Lake Stallions on the first play of the game with an ankle injury. He completed 64 percent of his passes for 1,290 yards, with five touchdowns and seven interceptions. Mettenberger had replaced Christian Hackenberg as Memphis' starter, so coach Mike Singletary could look to Manziel to lead his squad. A corresponding move was not immediately announced, but the league's waiver rules stipulate that the team would have to make a move with a quarterback.

Standard AAF contracts are for three years and $250,000. According to a release from the CFL, Manziel "contravened the agreement which made him eligible to play in the league". He entered the spring league's waiver system and was available to the seven other teams. In 2016, a domestic assault charge against Manziel in Dallas was dismissed after he took an anger management course and participated in the NFL's substance abuse program. He spent two seasons with the Cleveland Browns after being picked up in the 2014 National Football League draft, but went 2-6 as their starting quarterback.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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