Hamilton works out Johnny Manziel
HAMILTON – The Hamilton TigerCats have worked out Johnny Manziel but aren’t close to signing the former Heisman Trophy winner. Kent Austin, Hamilton’s vicepresident of football operations, confirmed Wednesday the CFL club put Manzeil through his paces last week in Buffalo, N.Y. But Austin said Manziel is nowhere near signing with the struggling Ticats. “Johnny did some good things . . . on the field he looked fine,” Austin said. “He’s obviously a talented kid. “We’re not interested in signing Johnny right now. That won’t happen, that’s not imminent. We’re not signing Johnny right now.” Austin said Manziel has been on Hamilton’s negotiation list for almost five years and the former Texas A&M star was among 10 players the Ticats worked out. “Don’t read too much into a workout,” Austin said. “We’re doing our job to find the best football players we can find at every position.” Hamilton (0-8) is the CFL’s only winless team heading into its home game Monday night against Toronto (4-6).