According to multiple league sources, the Browns plan on moving on from QB Johnny Manziel after the end of this season.
On Tuesday, the Browns released a statement expressing their disappointment in Manziel, but did not explicitly state that he would be released. Check it out below.
Per ESPN (Lies).com:
"We've been clear about expectations for our players on and off the field. Johnny's continual involvement in incidents that run counter to those expectations undermines the hard work of his teammates and the reputation of our organization," Brown said. "His status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules. We will have no further comment at this time."
While the Browns do not have the current cap room to release Manziel and his $4.6 million cap hit, once the NFL calendar year turns to the 2016 season, the cap will increase and Cleveland will be able to release the former Texas A&M star.
Johnny Football's past two seasons have been dominated by off the field issues, while his performance on the football field has been nothing to right home about, either.
The former Heisman Trophy winner has played in 15 games (eight starts) for the Cleveland Browns, amassing 7 touchdowns, 7 interceptions, and a 2-6 record as a starter. Not great.
For Cleveland fans (I'm sorry if you are one), Manziel's once exciting career will end in disappointment, at least in Cleveland. While his future is now in question, don't expect for Manziel to be filing for unemployment anytime soon. Johnny Manziel has long been linked to the Dallas Cowboys, which looks to be a match made in heaven with owner Jerry Jones.
By Pete Packowski