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Johnny Manziel hasn’t played an NFL game since 2015 Roger Craig Jersey , but he still creates excitement and headlines . . . and draws fans.
Hamilton fans chanted Manziel’s name Friday night as Tiger-Cats starter Jeremiah Masoli played longer than expected in the CFL exhibition game against Toronto.
Manziel entered with 3:38 remaining in the second quarter, via Mike Rodak of ESPN, and the backup quarterback completed 9 of 12 passes for 80 yards. Manziel played five possessions.
Masoli played seven possessions Linval Joseph Jersey , throwing for 56 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. But Hamilton coach June Jones already has declared that Masoli “absolutely” will start the regular-season opener June 16.
Manziel played two Spring League games in April before deciding to sign with the Tiger-Cats, where he will try to resurrect his career. A first-round pick of the Browns in 2014, the former Heisman Trophy winner went 2-6 with seven interceptions and seven touchdowns in two NFL seasons.
The Cardinals went out and spent good money on backup quarterback Mike Glennon this offseason Bobby Hebert Jersey , not knowing that Josh Rosen would fall into their laps.
Now, it’s the rookie in the second spot on the depth chart heading into the preseason, behind starter Sam Bradford.
The first-rounder from UCLA has taken his work with the ones when Bradford gets veteran days in camp (like yesterday) Demetri Goodson Jersey , which is good training for what seems inevitable when you go into a season with Bradford as your starter.
That could make Glennon and his two-year, $8 million deal surplus to requirements, or an attractive commodity to other teams looking to upgrade at backup quarterback.
The other interesting note on the unofficial depth chart the Cardinals published is that Brice Butler is listed as the other starting wide receiver opposite Larry Fitzgerald.
Butler signed with the Cardinals in April after an unremarkable three-year run with the Cowboys in which he averaged 14 catches a season. The Cards list Chad Williams and J.J. Nelson as the second-string wideouts Ryan Schraeder Jersey , ahead of second-rounder Christian Kirk and journeyman comeback story Greg Little.