Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Hamilton Tiger-Cats Buy More Time to Negotiate with Quarterback Manziel

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Hamilton Tiger-Cats Buy More Time to Negotiate with Quarterback Manziel

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Ticats buy more time on Manziel front

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HAMILTON - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have bought themselves more time to negotiate with former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel.

The CFL team issued a one-paragraph statement on Sunday afternoon to confirm an offer was made to the former Heisman Trophy winner. By doing so, the Tiger-Cats maintained his rights and prevented him from becoming a free agent.

"As per the negotiation list process, Johnny Manziel and his agent recently notified the Tiger-Cats that they had activated the 10-day window during which the Tiger-Cats must offer him a contract or lose his negotiation list rights," the statement said. "That window closed today and we can confirm that we made an offer to Manziel, and that his rights will remain on our negotiation list while discussions with he and his agent continue. …

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