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Manziel traded to Montreal Alouettes

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38   //    23 Jul 2018, 13:15 IST

Johnny Manziel
Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel has been traded to the Montreal Alouettes just three months after joining the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

In addition to acquiring quarterback Manziel, the Alouettes also received offensive linemen Tony Washington and Landon Rice.

In return, the Tiger-Cats got the Alouettes‘ first draft picks in 2020 and 2021, defensive lineman Jamaal Westerman and receiver Chris Williams.

The move allows Manziel to reunite with Alouettes head coach Mike Sherman, who recruited him to Texas A&M in 2012.

Manziel has not taken a regular season snap for the CFL team as he served as a back-up to starter Jeremiah Masoli. He completed 12 of his 20 passes for 88 yards and a threw his first touchdown pass in Hamilton's pre-season victory over the Alouettes.

The 25-year-old played only two seasons with the Cleveland Browns before taking time to deal with personal issues he was facing off the field.

He was selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the 22nd overall pick and won the Heisman Trophy in 2012.

His first game with the Alouettes will be at McGill Stadium on Thursday.

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