Teamless Manziel still preparing for 2016 season


Johhny Manziel is without an NFL team for 2016, but that is not stopping him from preparing for the upcoming season.

Manziel, 23, remains a free agent after he was released by the Cleveland Browns in March following his sophomore season. 

The quarterback is also facing a misdemeanour charge for allegedly assaulting ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley in January, which the NFL are also investigating, meaning it could lead to a suspension.

"[Manziel's] immediate plans are to start getting ready for football," his attorney, Jim Darnell, told ESPN.

However, Darnell added that Manziel realises the 2017 season may be a more realistic goal, giving him time to sort through a number of off-field issues. "We're working on it," he said. 

A possible NFL return is also hurt by the fact that he does not have an agent - having been fired twice since February.