Friday is the day. Finally. Maybe. Johnny Manziel is reportedly going to be released by the Browns.
Maybe it doesn't happen on Friday, but multiple reports out of Cleveland indicate Friday is the day, with the expectation it isn't a thing that waits until the end of the day.
Both Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer and Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland (two of the more plugged-in beat writers there) agree the release of Manziel is coming.
What's taken so long? Cleveland's been getting hammered for its behavior thus far in free agency, with questionable negotiation tactics and a loss of plenty of free agents (while retaining Manziel).
Manziel was one of the Browns' two first-round picks in 2014 and has been an unmitigated disaster for the franchise at just about every level.
He's been bad on the field and he's been worse off it.
This day's been coming for a while now, with the Browns making it clear Manziel wasn't in the long-term plans and it was only a matter of when, not if they would cut him.
The only surprise was it didn't happen right when free agency opened. Now the question is who will ultimately replace him as the next guy to go on the fabled jersey -- the rumor du jour is it could be Colin Kaepernick, as the 49ers quarterback apparently wants to play in Cleveland.
For Manziel, whenever the cut happens, hopefully it will serve as a signal to straighten up off the field and get his life together.