Hamil­ton works out Johnny Manziel

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

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).

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