With the start of a new NFL league year officially beginning at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, it also marks the beginning of the future for the Cleveland Browns.
After 4 p.m., the Browns can officially choose whether or not they will part ways with quarterback Johnny Manziel.
However, it won’t come without a price.
newsnet5.com’s Nick Foley reported the Browns will take a $4 million salary cap hit to part with the 2014 first round pick.
There is also a possibility the team will wait to see if Manziel gets suspended by the NFL, which would lower the potential salary cap hit.
This comes more than a month after Manziel was accused of allegedly assault his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, while in Texas.
Dallas police said in a February news conference that at that time, they had not yet spoken to Manziel regarding the incident and that no charges had been filed.
On Feb. 28, reports surfaced that Manziel spent time at a Miami club partying hours after officials announced his domestic violence case was headed to a grand jury. On Wednesday, a TMZ report stated Manziel was spotted at a Hollywood nightclub early that morning.