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NFL Notes: Johnny Manziel, Geoff Schwartz, Draft & Packers

Johnny Manziel

ESPN reports that the Dallas Police Department has obtained the medical records for Browns QB Johnny Manziel‘s ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley as part of the criminal investigation into whether Manziel assaulted her.

Crowley’s attorney told NBC5 in Dallas that Crowley had a ruptured eardrum as a result of the assault. According to the report, Crowley could not hear out of her left ear as of one week ago.

Sources told ESPN that any information revealed by the medical records could affect the charges that might be filed against Manziel.

In Texas, causing serious injury could result in felony aggravated assault charges. The penalty for the conviction for a second-degree felony is two to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

Geoff Schwartz

  • Free agent G Geoff Schwartz says he had “no idea” he would be released by the Giants and thought they would attempt to restructure his contract instead of cutting him. (Alex Marvez)
  • Schwartz says he expects to have interest from multiple teams on the open market while adding that his recovery from ankle surgery is going well. (Alex Marvez)

Draft

  • According to Adam Schefter, most coaches and executives appear to be “split” on their evaluations of Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg.
  • Schefter credits this because of the system that Penn State HC James Franklin used and that he refused to tailor the offense to Hackenberg’s strengths.

Packers

Recently hired Packers RBs coach Ben Sirmans will be tasked to mentor and condition RB Eddie Lacy, who struggled the entire 2015 season after reportedly reporting to last year’s training camp overweight and out of shape.

Sirmans said he will observe Lacy’s performance from his first two seasons in relation to 2015 to see how his extra weight affected him.

In that situation obviously he’d be a little bit quicker and in this league, quickness and those things, they do matter,” said Sirmans, via Ryan Wood of USA Today. “I haven’t really had a chance to really focus and see the difference between Eddie when he was lighter and to where he’s at right now, and to study those things. Those are some of the things that I want to do, so that when he comes back and we sit down and start talking and develop a plan to help him to continue to get better, I have a great idea of what he needs to do from that standpoint.”