NFL Notes: Johnny Manziel, Bills, Broncos, Raiders, Rams


Johnny Manziel

Former Browns QB Johnny Manziel tells ESPN’s Ed Werder that he has managed to achieve sobriety without professional assistance.

I love sports, I love football and when you take something away from yourself you realize it the hard way,” Manziel said. “The happiness from doing it sober has been ASTRONOMICAL. Beyond my wildest imagination and once that continued other good things started happening in my life and it just clicked.

Manziel added that his next priority is playing quarterback again in the NFL.

When asked his immediate goal, Manziel wrote: “PLAY FOOTBALL. A preseason game, anything I don’t care what it is. Only need one team to believe in me and I’ll do anything to make that a possibility.”


  • The Buffalo Bills announced Friday that they’ve named Andrew Dees their new assistant offensive line coach.


  • Alex Marvez reports that the Broncos are expected to hire Geep Chryst as their new tight ends coach.
  • Nicki Jhabvala confirms that Chryst interviewed for the job this week, but nothing has been finalized right now.


  • Jason Cole reports that there are still some NFL owners who are concerned about casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s involvement with the Raiders’ plans to move to Las Vegas and do not want him to have anything to do with ownership or operations of the Raiders.
  • Cole adds that some owners are still holding out hope of keeping the team in Oakland, which they view as a far better market.
  • According to Cole, some support for the Raiders’ move has faded since the Chargers made the decision to join the Rams in Los Angeles.


  • Jason Cole reports that former Bills OL coach Aaron Kromer’s name continues to come up in regards to the Rams’ offensive coordinator position as if he’s about to get the job.
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