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Johnny Manziel makes CFL debut in exhibition game

AP

Johnny Manziel was 9-of-12 passing for 80 yards in his CFL debut as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats lost 36-18 to the Toronto Argonauts in an exhibition game Friday night.

Manziel, playing in a game for the first time in more than two years, faced a Toronto defense that was missing most of its starters and Hamilton coach June Jones was very conservative in his play-calling.

Manziel, who signed with the Tiger-Cats two weeks ago, directed five drives (22 plays) and was especially effective throwing on the run. He was the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner.