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  • • CFL could partner with The Spring League
    The Canadian Football League and The Spring League are discussing a partnership, Dan Ralph of the Canadian Press reports. The Spring League is an American developmental league. CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie requested a formal proposal from The Spring League after talking to its CEO, Brian Woods, on Wednesday. CFL teams would practice and play against [more]...2020
  • • XFL files for bankruptcy, with Bob Stoops among largest creditors
    The XFL confirmed it filed for bankruptcy Monday. “The XFL quickly captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of people who love football,” the spring league said. “Unfortunately, as a new enterprise, we were not insulated from the harsh economic impacts and uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Accordingly, we have filed a voluntary petition [more]...2020
  • • Will spring football ever work?
    Officially, XFL 2.0 gets an I not an F, because the pandemic killed the resurrected league long before normal market forces had a chance to do the job. So with another spring league gone, the question becomes will any spring league ever make it? Spring football always will have a hard time because people don’t [more]...2020
  • • Coronavirus ends XFL: Five star players from spring league who could shine at the next level
    Most of these XFL standouts were quickly snapped up by NFL teams...2020
  • • XFL suspends operations: Jim Zorn says he'll 'plan as though we are going to continue' in 2021
    Not everyone has ruled out a return by the spring league...2020
  • • Zach Mettenberger again headlines players in The Spring League
    Zach Mettenberger admits surprise the XFL hasn’t called about a job. In the meantime, the former Titans quarterback is keeping his dream alive in The Spring League. The goal remains the same — to get back to the NFL. “You obviously want to be one of the guys who’s on highest level of competition, right?” [more]...2020
  • • Johnny Manziel returns to Twitter, says he has “zero desire” to play football
    ComebackSZN took on a different meaning over the weekend. On Friday night, former NFL, Spring League, CFL, and AAF quarterback Johnny Manziel posted a message to the XFL, before deleting his Twitter account: “Oliver Luck. If ya wanna boost your ratings to another level just send me the contract tomorrow and we’re in there. Like [more]...2020
  • • XFL returns with limited star power
    The eight teams of the XFL will play this weekend, as the resurrected spring league gives it another go. And it will try to get things rolling with a collection of quarterbacks who fall squarely into the category of journeymen and/or complete unknowns. Consider the list of starting quarterbacks to start the season: Brandon Silver, [more]...2020
  • • Johnny Manziel, former NFL/CFL/Spring League/AAF quarterback, wants to go by 'John' now
    Manziel is looking for his next quarterback gig...2019
  • Alliance of American Football power rankings after league's opening weekend of play
    • Alliance of American Football power rankings after league's opening weekend of play
    Take a look at how the Alliance of American Football's eight teams stand after the historic opening weekend of play for the new spring league.         ...2019

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Spring League injury and suspension

  • • XFL suspends operations: Jim Zorn says he'll 'plan as though we are going to continue' in 2021
    Not everyone has ruled out a return by the spring league...2020
  • • Matt Miller's Scouting Notebook: Mixon Undraftable, Trubisky Grading & More
    2016
  • • Robert Kraft Says Patriots Won't Appeal Team's Deflategate Punishment
    2015

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Spring League trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Johnny Manziel returns to Twitter, says he has “zero desire” to play football
    ComebackSZN took on a different meaning over the weekend. On Friday night, former NFL, Spring League, CFL, and AAF quarterback Johnny Manziel posted a message to the XFL, before deleting his Twitter account: “Oliver Luck. If ya wanna boost your ratings to another level just send me the contract tomorrow and we’re in there. Like [more]...2020
  • • Ricky Williams, Terrell Owens among those starting new football league
    Apparently, the Alliance of American Football league and the XFL were not enough to offer alternatives to the NFL. With both of those leagues set to get going here, there’s another spring league set to take off. Former NFL running back Ricky Williams announced on Thursday that he’s joining forces with Terrell Owens, among others, to form the Freedom Football League. “The Freedom Football League is...2018
  • • Twitter reacts to Johnny Manziel getting first CFL start
    On Tuesday, news broke that Johnny Manziel will finally get his first start in the CFL playing for the Montreal Alouettes this Friday against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.The same team that traded Manziel to Montreal, which is an interesting twist of fate.It’s been a long time since Manziel played in a meaningful pro game that wasn’t part of The Spring League. In fact, the last game he played in the NF...2018
  • • Johnny Manziel Spring League QB teammate lands NFL workout before he does
    Well this is a twist. Johnny Manziel was the visible star of The Spring League, but he’s not the first quarterback to land a workout with an NFL team since that league ended. A quarterback who played on the same team as Manziel, Cody Keith, has landed a workout with the Indianapolis Colts, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Keith is a former East Carolina product who worked out for the Los Angeles Ram...2018
  • • CFL team clears cap space, potentially for Johnny Manziel
    There is speculation that a CFL team has cleared some salary cap space to make room for Johnny Manziel.The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have the negotiating rights to Manziel. The team made a trade with the Montreal Alouettes for the No. 1 pick in the CFL draft that also involved a quarterback on their negotiation list. The trade helped the Tiger-Cats clear cap space, which TSN speculates could be for the ...2018
  • • Manziel runs for 2 TDs; now mulling next step
    With a two-game stint in the Spring League behind him, quarterback Johnny Manziel said he'll focus on working out and preparing to play, whether he gets an offer from an NFL team, or signs with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats....2018
  • Johnny Manziel has two TDs (and ‘fun’) in Spring League finale, ponders next move
    • Johnny Manziel has two TDs (and ‘fun’) in Spring League finale, ponders next move
    Now the former NFL QB and Heisman Trophy winner has about a month to decide about going to the CFL or waiting for an NFL offer....2018
  • • Johnny Manziel says Browns didn’t do ‘any of their homework’ before drafting him
    Johnny Manziel on Wednesday morning made some provocative remarks about the Cleveland Browns during an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show.” In essence, Manziel — currently trying to resurrect his professional football career in the Spring League — argues that had the Browns “did any of their homework” before selecting him with the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft the team would have realiz...2018
  • • WATCH: Johnny Manziel's teammate trolls him with 'money' sign after picking him off in practice
    Johnny Manziel is currently practicing with his teammates for the upcoming Spring League, and one of them got the better of him on Tuesday.Manziel dropped back, rolled to his left and threw down the left sideline, only to be picked off by defensive back Cleveland Wallace. Then Wallace went that extra mile and trolled Manziel, throwing up the “money” sign that Johnny Football used to use so much at...2018
  • • NFL scout: Johnny Manziel better now than he was in 2014
    Johnny Manziel was at Texas A&M Tuesday for the school’s pro day, and he reportedly impressed NFL scouts for the second time in a week.Gil Brandt of NFL.com, who is as plugged-in as anyone in the league, wrote on Twitter, “Hearing really good reports from my scouts on the ground on how Johnny Manziel’s workout went today at Texas A&M’s pro day. One said he even looked better than he did in 2014.”C...2018

Spring League stats

  • • WATCH: Johnny Manziel converts 50-yard completion, scores 2 TDs on ground
    On Thursday night, Johnny Manziel showed up big as The Spring League kicked off its second week of action. The former NFL quarterback made two huge plays for his team, completing a 50-yard bomb to Antwan Goodley before capping off his first drive of the game with a rushing score.Showing off the scrambling style that made him famous at Texas A&M, Manziel rolled to his right on the 50-yard completio...2018

Spring League kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Watch: Johnny Manziel out and about in Beverly Hills after hospitalization
    Free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel looks to be feeling better after landing in a Texas hospital last week. Manziel and his new wife, Bre Tiesi, were just spotted in Beverly Hills after dining at the upscale Mastro’s Steakhouse, according to TMZ Sports.Manziel was hospitalized after reportedly having a bad reaction to an increase in a dosage of a medication he takes to treat his bipolar disorder...2018
  • • Manziel will play in CFL after Spring League without NFL offer
    If Johnny Manziel does not get a chance to play for an NFL team following his upcoming stint in the Spring League, he will be headed to the Canadian Football League.Drew Davison of the Star Telegram passed along this information on Tuesday morning after throwing at Texas A&M’s pro day. Manziel recently wowed the scouts in attendance at San Diego’s pro day, allowing just two of 38 pass attempts to ...2018
  • • Manziel impressed teams with 'strong' performance in workout
    Free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel threw at the University of San Diego’s pro day today and reportedly impressed the NFL team scouts there in attendance. Manziel had only two misses in 38 attempts with some pesky rain falling, which really is impressive. As it stands, Manziel is slated to play in the upcoming Spring League unless for some reason an NFL team makes him an offer.Manziel seems to b...2018
  • • Johnny Manziel and Bre Tiesi hit up Cabo for honeymoon
    Newly married free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel, who ranks 15th overall in SNIPdaily’s Top 100 legends, hit up Cabo for his honeymoon. Manziel and his gorgeous wife Bre Tiesi, were married in a private courthouse ceremony last week.The young couple posted a few video clips to their social media accounts, and both look to be happy and in love. According to TMZ Sports, the Manziels may formally ...2018
  • View from Above: Missing football? Let it spring eternal
    • View from Above: Missing football? Let it spring eternal
    We're getting a little anxious.  A little apprehensive.  Maybe even a little bit nervous over the days and weeks to come before the NFL mainstreams itself back into the public's consciousness? Oh, the NFL will try to keep us informed and entertained with something called The Combine, and I suppose that's fine if that's all there is – especially if you're into watching men-in-tights. It serves a pu...2018
  • • Matt Miller's Scouting Notebook: Mixon Undraftable, Trubisky Grading & More
    2016

Top Spring League news

  • • Jim Fassel hints the NFL could be planning a 'Spring League'
    The NFL has long attempted to establish a developmental league, but since the failure of NFL Europe there hasn’t been a replacement. That may soon change...2015
  • • Manziel, Rice, Young get Spring League invites
    Manziel, Rice, Young get Spring League invites...2017
  • • Spring league aims to develop NFL free agents
    Spring league aims to develop NFL free agents...2016
  • • Robert Kraft Says Patriots Won't Appeal Team's Deflategate Punishment
    2015
  • • Patriots owner Robert Kraft will not fight NFL sanctions from Deflategate
    Patriots owner Robert Kraft will not fight the sanctions levied against his team in the wake of Deflategate, he said at the NFL Spring League Meetings in San Francisco....2015
  • • Manziel to attempt comeback at Spring League
    Johnny Manziel will participate in the developmental Spring League from March 28 through April 15. He last played professional football for the Cleveland Browns in 2015....2018
  • • New Spring League isn’t an NFL production
    Yes, there’s a new spring football league coming. No, it’s not an NFL production. A series of tweets from SiriusXM NFL Radio declares that “[t]he NFL will have a spring league starting in the spring of 2017, structured around four squads of veteran free agent players.” Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the “Spring League” has…...2016
  • • Super Bowl 2019, 2020 and 2021 Dates, Locations Announced by NFL
    2016
  • • Key dates on the 2017 NFL/Patriots Calendar
    Here's a quick look at some important dates on the NFL calendar. FEBRUARY 2/14 -- Beginning at 12 noon, New York time, NFL clubs may begin to sign players whose 2016 CFL contracts have expired. Players under contract to a CFL club for the 2017 season or who have an option for the 2017 season are not eligible to be signed. 2/15 -- First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players 2/2...2017
  • • NFL in LA gaining momentum at Spring League Meeting
    According to multiple involved parties, momentum continues to build toward the league returning to the L.A. market in 2016 after 21 years away, NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Monday....2015

Spring League schedule, game

  • • XFL returns with limited star power
    2020
  • • Ricky Williams, Terrell Owens among those starting new football league
    2018
  • • Report: NFL execs believe Johnny Manziel’s potential is ‘off the charts’
    Johnny Manziel played in a competitive football game for the first time since 2015 when he made his Spring League debut on Saturday, and his stat line was not overwhelming. However, it sounds like Manziel impressed many of the people who matter.Manziel completed 9-of-15 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown, but he also took three sacks in only two quarters. Poor protection had a lot to do with that...2018
  • • Manziel to split snaps in Spring League debut
    Quarterback Johnny Manziel is scheduled to play roughly half of his team's offensive snaps Saturday in his debut for The Spring League, according to coach Terry Shea....2018
  • • 14 teams watched Johnny Manziel at USD Pro Day
    Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel threw passes at Thursday’s University of San Diego pro day, and 14 NFL clubs were on hand to watch him perform, reports Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com (Twitter link).The Bears, Browns, Chargers, Giants, Chiefs, Jets, Patriots, Raiders, Titans, Lions, Jaguars, Panthers and Buccaneers, were all present at today’s workout, per Williams. Meanwhile, Mike Klis of 9New...2018
  • • Johnny Manziel pro day highlights show he was extremely sharp
    One of the more intriguing stories on Thursday was that Johnny Manziel was throwing footballs in front of pro scouts for the first time in a while during the University of San Diego’s pro day.He reportedly impressed the scouts in attendance with a “strong” performance, and there were 13 teams represented at the workout including the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and New York Giants — all teams tha...2018
  • • Von Miller has goosebumps over Manziel comeback
    Von Miller wants the Denver Broncos to get QB Kirk Cousins. But in the meantime, he’s rooting for Johnny Manziel.“I talk to him probably once a week. I believe in him. … want to see him do great.”Manziel, of course, is attempting a comeback to the NFL. But he hasn’t seen the field since the 2015 season. Numerous off-field issues, including a domestic violence incident, has kept him far away from c...2018
  • • View from Above: Missing football? Let it spring eternal
    2018
  • • Greg Hardy invited to take part in Spring League showcase game
    There has been no indication that Greg Hardy is anywhere close to getting another shot with an NFL team, but the defensive tackle will apparently get one more chance to prove himself in front of scouts.Hardy recently played exhibition games for The Spring League, an independent developmental league that has received acknowledgement from the NFL. According to TMZ, the Spring League is planning a fi...2017
  • • Report: NFL teams raising ‘concerns’ over games in London
    Several executives from NFL teams are raising concerns over the upcoming slate of regular-season games in London next season after the terrorist attack in Manchester, amid other recent attacks in Europe, reports CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.NFL owners and team executives gathering in Chicago this week for the Spring League Meeting heard from the league about Monday’s terrorist bombing, sources say...2017

Spring League rumors, scandals

  • • CFL team clears cap space, potentially for Johnny Manziel
    2018
  • • Half of the NFL scouting Manziel at spring league practice
    Free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel is reportedly drawing a lot of interest from the NFL as he practices for his opening day in the spring league.According to Kevin Seifert of ESPN, more than half of the league’s teams have migrated through Austin to view Manziel on the practice field. That includes two scouts from the Oakland Raiders in attendance this Friday to observe Manziel.That is a bit cu...2018
  • • Manziel Spring League contract has out clause in case of NFL offer
    It’s officially ComebackSZN for Johnny Manziel, who announced Wednesday that he’s joining little known The Spring League to get his football career back on track. Many thought he’d take his talents to the CFL, but when Manziel remained unsigned after the artificial deadline set by his agent that ship moved on without him.Now we’re learning that Manziel can get out of The Spring League contract he’...2018
  • • Matt Miller's Scouting Notebook: Mixon Undraftable, Trubisky Grading & More
    2016

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