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Report: Johnny Manziel ‘might sign on with a CFL team soon’

Johnny Manziel could potentially see his professional football exile end “soon,” albeit in the Canadian Football League.

The Houston Chronicle’s Brent Zwerneman earlier this week tweeted that one way or another, Manziel may get his CFL shot sooner rather than later.

The notion that Manziel may very well catch on with a CFL team is corroborated in part by another report this week concerning the quarterback’s uncertain status on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats negotiation list.

Manziel “has activated the 10-day window that forces the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to offer him a contract, trade his rights to another CFL team, or release him,” according to TSN’s Dave Naylor. There is no confirmation exactly when said 10-day clause was pulled.

The Tiger-Cats worked out Manziel in August, opting to not sign him to a contract, reportedly citing “too many red flags” as their reason to pass on the unemployed, 24-year-old signal-caller. A subsequent report indicated negotiations were ongoing between Manziel and the Tiger-Cats.

With all that in mind, the chances of Manziel resurrecting his football career certainly are at a crossroads. There’s no shortage of baggage when it comes to Manziel, obviously. And if he cannot even catch on with a CFL team, his NFL dreams presumably are in the past as well.

That said, it might be premature to completely rule out Manziel catching on with some CFL team in the near future. From there, who knows what could happen.