Tyler native Johnny Manziel is back on the football field

Tyler native Johnny Manziel is back on the football field
Johnny Manziel. (Source: ABC)

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - Days after announcing in an ABC interview that he wanted to make a football comeback, Tyler native Johnny Manziel has announced his first step in the process.

Manziel announced on his Twitter page Wednesday morning that he was joining The Spring League.

The Spring League is a two-week scouting league taking place in Austin in March and April. Training starts on March 28 and doubleheader games will be held on April 7 and April 14.

According to the Spring League website, the league is an elite developmental and scouting event for young NFL talent.

Manziel was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2014 after winning the Heisman Trophy at Texas A&M. He played two seasons in the NFL but off the field incidents derailed the career and he was released.

In an ABC interview on Monday, Manziel opened up about being bi-polar and sinking into deep depression. Manziel said this was a comeback year. The quarterback also could go play for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Canadian Football League. The team has exclusive rights in the CFL to his contract if no deal has been worked out.

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