Johnny Manziel will be playing football in the United States for the first time in over 2 years. The AAF’s San Antonio Commanders held his rights but at 3-2 the club passed on him.
As a result, the Memphis Express had the highest waive claim for Manziel, and he will join the team.
AAF Co-Founder Bill Polian released the following statement:
“We are pleased to welcome Johnny Manziel to Alliance of American Football, which we’ve always described as a league of opportunity for talented players to launch or revitalize their pro football careers,” Bill Polian, co-founder and head of football for The Alliance, said Saturday night. “We completed extensive background work to determine whether it would be appropriate for Johnny to play this season, and after consulting with many people familiar with his situation, we concluded that it would be good for him to resume his pro football career here at The Alliance.
“The San Antonio Commanders have released his college allocation rights, and The Memphis Express have claimed him. He will report to Memphis tomorrow, where we all believe he’ll benefit from the coaching and mentorship of Mike Singletary.”