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Johnny Manziel will have to learn a new playbook and a new language. Unlike in Hamilton, Manziel will get to play in the CFL in Montréal.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats traded Manziel along with offensive linemen Tony Washington and Landon Rice to the Alouettes for defensive end Jamaal Westerman, wide receiver Chris Williams and 1st-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021.
The deal puts Manziel in a larger market with more off-the-field temptation. Montréal doesn't have as much help for blocking though Washington and Rice will help. Manziel does have a relationship with Montréal head coach Mike Sherman for their days at Texas A&M where Sherman recruited Manziel.
Dealing Manziel to Montréal seemed a foregone conclusion even before training camp. By waiting until now, the Tiger-Cats got a lot more in return.
The Alouettes have struggled quite a bit on offence with league-low 69 points in 5 games.
Westerman had been briefly reunited in Montréal with his brother, Jabar Westerman. Now they will be on different CFL teams in the East Division.
The ESPN2 schedule has been in flux lately, but the next scheduled game for the Alouettes on U.S. television is August 3 when Montréal hosts Hamilton.
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