Manziel was suspended four games for violation the substance abuse policy, but the expectation was that he wouldn’t play for an NFL team this season. The good news for Manziel is that it won’t carry over into next year in case he plans on making a return at that point.
Some have previously reported that Manziel would likely take the year off and focus on being in shape and ready to secure another NFL opportunity in 2017.
Manziel, 23, is a former first-round pick of the Browns back in 2014. He was in the second year of his four-year, $8,247,250 rookie contract when the Browns cut him loose at the start of the 2016 league year.
Manziel wound up clearing waivers and is now an unrestricted free agent.
In 2015, Manziel appeared in nine games and thrown for 1,500 yards while completing 57.8 percent of his passes to go along with seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Manziel has also ran for 230 yards. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 31 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players.