Johnny Manziel’s return to pro football might still seem like a longshot, but he’s definitely working toward his goal, no matter how lofty.

The former first-round pick threw at a scouting showcase for the second time in as many weeks Tuesday, serving as Christian Kirk ‘s quarterback at Texas A&M’s pro day. In the process, the 25-year-old Manziel grabbed headlines — and multiple encounters with representatives of NFL teams.

Manziel met with the New England Patriots before and after his participation in Texas A&M’s pro day, the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe reported. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported New England wasn’t the lone team to speak with the man formerly known as Johnny Football. A considerable amount of other teams also conversed with the quarterback on Tuesday, per Rapoport.

Because of this, the NFL also strives to protect the perception of the integrity of the game. Gambling, the league believes, only hurts that perception.

State-sponsored gambling not only adds to the pressure on our coaches and players, but creates suspicion and cynicism toward every on-the-field mistake that affects the betting line, Goodell wrote in a letter to Delaware Gov. Jack Markell in 2009.

We sort of threw him in the fire, Roberts said. He executed pitches, so his stuff really plays. From what I’ve seen so far, there’s a lot of emotion, but he’s shown that he can channel it in the right way.

It was just one game, but it’s not hard to envision Chargois becoming this year’s version of Morrow.

Everyone is trying to become more efficient, Chargois said, having clearly already adapted to the official team lexicon. Whether it’s a teammate or a coach trying to help out, we’re always trying to get better. It’s one thing I love about this team — it’s a great learning environment.

As for this year’s version of Taylor, how about Kemp After he was acquired, it was widely assumed the Dodgers would either flip Kemp to another team or set him adrift. But Kemp relished returning to his old team, and just wanted a chance. And the team said it’d give him one.
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