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Hamilton Tiger-Cats made contract offer to Johnny Manziel

Jesse Reed
Johnny Manziel

As Johnny Manziel prepares for a comeback in pro football, he’s been offered a contract by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

The Tiger Cats announced the move on Sunday.

“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 was recently cleared to play in the CFL next season. He’s been consistent about saying he’s coming back, including an Instagram post early Sunday morning.


The last time Manziel played pro football was in the 2015 season. He was released by the Cleveland Browns following that campaign after off-field troubles took over his life. Since that time, Manziel says he’s sober and is focused on getting back into the game. He is also engaged but said he won’t have a bachelor party so that he can focus solely on his return to football.