Johnny Manziel mostly a spectator at first Tiger-Cats practice

Johnny Manziel’s first practice with his new team wasn’t a thrilling one.

The former NFL quarterback signed a two-year contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL on Saturday but was generally a spectator for the start of training camp the next day.

Despite mostly kneeling or standing on the sideline, Tiger-Cats coach June Jones said there’s no reason for concern.

“But I think it gives you the versatility and offensive weapons to be able to attack coverages more intensely than it would just running a fixed route. I know it’s going to take some time, but now I see it more so, and my expectations are tempered.”

The 2018 CFL preseason begins May 27, with Hamilton playing its first game June 1. The Tiger-Cats kick off the regular season June 16 at Calgary.

Frazier started 13 games at the University of Missouri last year and was named second-team All-SEC. He recorded 40 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks in his final college season.

The Browns have Myles Garrett and Emmanuel Ogbah at the top of the depth chart at defensive end. Chris Smith, Carl Nassib and 2018 third-rounder Chad Thomas round out the group in Cleveland.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr stuck by his decision not to call a timeout as soon as his team secured possession.

“Well, I wanted the timeout,” Kerr said. “Draymond was trying to call one around 4 seconds, once he got trapped. And at that point the officials weren’t looking, and they’re not going to look down at our bench. So I saw Draymond trying to call it and I was hoping they’d give it to us, but we didn’t get it.

“But I’m always a proponent of pushing the ball off of a miss rather than taking a timeout, letting the defense get set up. So, I thought we’d get a better shot in transition. That’s why I let them play.”cardinals_017

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