CFL's Tiger-Cats officially offer contract to Johnny Manziel
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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are intent on acquiring the services of Johnny Manziel, as the team announced Sunday that it has officially given the free-agent quarterback a contract offer.

The team issued an official statement, detailing the process and confirming that Manziel's negotiation rights will remain with the team during the contract discussion process with the play-caller and his agents

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. 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. We will have no further comment.

Manziel also posted to Instagram on Sunday with an interesting caption that teases a return to the gridiron in 2018.

Just wait on it #ComebackSZN

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Manziel's potential move to the CFL has been much talked about in recent months, with current Tiger-Cats head coach June Jones having previously stated that Manziel would be "the best to ever play" in the league should he make the jump.

CFL's Tiger-Cats officially offer contract to Johnny Manziel
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