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Browns to Release Johnny Manziel; When is the Only Question

For those that have been looking for the Browns to finally cut ties and get rid of quarterback Johnny Manziel it appears you will finally get your wish following a statement released today from Browns VP of Operations Sashi Brown.

The statement is very telling stating that the status of Manziel will be “addressed when permitted by league rules,” which basically means they will release him.

“We’ve been clear about expectations for our players on and off the field. Johnny’s continual involvement in incidents that run counter to those expectations undermines the hard work of his teammates and the reputation of our organization,” Brown said.

“His status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules. We will have no further comment at this time.”

When Manziel will be released is the question, and all signs point to March 9th, which is the start of the new league year. The team could though release him as soon as Monday, the day after the Super Bowl.

If the Browns do release him before the start of the new league year, it would count $4.6 million against the cap. The cap will increase in March, which would then allow the Browns to release him and finally move on.

In two tough seasons with the Browns, the QB was 2-6 as a starter, throwing seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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