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Cleveland Browns to release quarterback Johnny Manziel

Farewell Johnny, we hardly knew ye'

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

I guess C.J. Mosley won't get to hit his old college rival after all. Nor will any other Ravens player, as according to a league source, the Cleveland Browns have announced that they will be parting with their latest franchise savior on March 9th.

The Browns have released this message earlier today about Johnny Manziel after his latest incident regarding a police investigation over an alleged assault on his ex-girlfriend "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."

The Browns are currently unable to release Manziel, as they do not have the salary cap space to do so. The source points out that Cleveland plans to do so on March 9, when the cap is projected to increase and the Browns will be able to swallow the $4.6 million in dead money.

Manziel's Cleveland tenure will be remembered more for his off field activity than his on field activity, as Manziel started only eight games during his two seasons, the fewest of any Browns quarterback selected in the first round since 1967. A large part of that had to do with Manziel's off field behavior, which got him benched for the 2014 finale and demoted to third string this year behind journeyman Austin Davis.

Johnny Manziel's future in the NFL is now in question, and there's no doubt that we'll see rumors about him going to play in Dallas for Jerry Jones, who allegedly wanted him in 2014, or in San Francisco for Chip Kelly, who tried to recruit him to play under him at Oregon. But what we do know is that the Browns are looking for their quarterback of the future again once again, with several quarterbacks in the mix at the second overall pick, which will definitely make it easier for the Ravens to land a solid player at sixth overall.