Wednesday, August 30, 2017
TSN: TICATS WORKED OUT MANZIEL
But the former Heisman Trophy winner will not be coming north anytime soon.
The Ticats put Manziel through a series of physical and medical tests during their bye week on Aug. 23 and 24, coming away convinced he’s not ready to resume his professional career.
“Too many red flags,” said one source.
Hamilton's contingent in Buffalo included head coach June Jones, vice-president of football operations Kent Austin, general manager Eric Tillman, assistant general manager Shawn Burke and team president and CEO Scott Mitchell. The group left the session with the understanding that they would not be pursuing Manziel at this time.
The Cleveland Browns drafted Manziel 22nd overall in 2014, but released him after two seasons marked by poor play and distractions related to his partying and drinking, including a stint in rehab.
Manziel has been out of the football since the end of the 2015 season and failed in his attempts this to get into an NFL training camp this summer.