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Hamilton Tiger-Cats supply contract to Johnny Manziel, keep his CFL rights for one more 12 months

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have purchased themselves extra time to barter with former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel.

The CFL staff issued a one-paragraph assertion on Sunday afternoon to substantiate a suggestion was made to the previous Heisman Trophy winner. By doing so, the Tiger-Cats maintained his rights and prevented him from turning into a free agent.

“As per the negotiation checklist course of, Johnny Manziel and his agent lately notified the Tiger-Cats that they’d activated the 10-day window throughout which the Tiger-Cats should supply him a contract or lose his negotiation checklist rights,” the assertion mentioned. “That window closed at this time and we will affirm that we made a suggestion to Manziel, and that his rights will stay on our negotiation checklist whereas discussions with he and his agent proceed. We may have no additional remark.”

By making a suggestion to Manziel, he stays on the Ticats’ negotiation checklist for one more 12 months.

The 25-year-old American received the Heisman Trophy in 2012 and was chosen with the 22nd general decide within the 2014 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns. After posting a 2-6 report because the Browns’ starter, Manziel was launched in March 2016 and has been out of soccer since.

The Tiger-Cats re-signed quarterback Jeremiah Masoli final Thursday, in the future after buying and selling Zach Collaros to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Hamilton (6-12) completed third within the East Division final 12 months and missed the playoffs.

Earlier on the weekend, Manziel took to social media to throw shade at his outdated NFL staff, which simply wrapped up a winless 0-16 season.

Manziel shared an Instagram picture on Saturday of him making his signature cash gesture whereas sporting a Browns uniform and utilizing the caption “o-16szn.” The caption was later eliminated.

With a file from the Washington Put up

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