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More than a week after his agent’s deadline for contract negotiations with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and more than a month after the CFL club offered him a deal, quarterback Johnny Manziel still isn’t ruling out playing in Canada in 2018.

“It’s definitely still on the table,” Manziel said recently on the “Pardon My Take” podcast. “I feel like, as with anything, it takes a little bit of time. The season just ended for the NFL, the CFL ended a couple months before. We’re just taking some time and not rushing into anything and making sure everything is the right fit.”

The Tiger-Cats still own Manziel’s rights, with January’s contract offer keeping him on the 45-man negotiation list.

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Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Duron Carter was charged with marijuana possession at the Saskatoon airport Thursday.

Carter was released from custody and is scheduled to make an appearance in provincial court on March 27.

The Roughriders were made aware of the incident and “are working to gather more information and continue to monitor the situation.”

Carter was named to his second CFL All-Star team in 2017.

Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are far apart in contract negotiations, TSN’s Farhan Lalji reports.

The ex-Cleveland Browns signal-caller is reportedly seeking an offer in the $500,000 range, while the Ticats proposed a $150,000 deal with some minor incentives earlier in January.

Manziel wants to be paid like a starter, but Hamilton never took his $500,000 demand seriously, added Lalji.

Hamilton remains optimistic about bringing Manziel for the 2018 season, though negotiations may continue right up until the start of training camp.

Kevin Glenn is now the most well-travelled player in CFL history.

The free-agent quarterback agreed to a contract with the Edmonton Eskimos on Monday, nearly two weeks after being released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The 38-year-old will likely serve as Mike Reilly‘s primary backup.

The deal makes Glenn the first player in league history to have his rights held by all nine teams, according to CFL.ca.

Kevin Glenn career timeline

*Traded prior to appearing

In 17 games for the Roughriders last season, Glenn completed 318 of 468 passes for 4,038 yards and 25 touchdowns with 14 interceptions.

The Montreal Alouettes have signed former NFL quarterback Josh Freeman to a two-year contract, David William Naylor of TSN reports.

Freeman last played in the NFL in 2015, starting a Week 17 matchup for the Indianapolis Colts due to several injuries at the position.

The 29-year-old was drafted in the first round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009 and was their starter for most of the next four seasons.

He was released in 2013 after a poor start to the season and struggled to regain his standing in the league.

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.

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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.

The CFL announced Thursday that commissioner Randy Ambrosie is ready to approve a contract between former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats:

Since last summer, the Canadian Football League has been engaged in a thorough process to determine the eligibility of Johnny Manziel. This process has been conducted with the cooperation of Mr. Manziel and independent of the team which currently holds his CFL rights, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

It has included an ongoing assessment by an independent expert on the issue of violence against women, a review by legal counsel, and an in-person interview of Mr. Manziel conducted by the Commissioner. As well, Mr. Manziel has been required to meet a number of conditions set by the league.

As a result of this process, the Commissioner has now informed Mr. Manziel and the Tiger-Cats he is prepared to approve a contract for Mr. Manziel, should one be negotiated.

The process that led to this decision, however, will continue. Mr. Manziel has been informed he must continue to meet a number of conditions in order to remain eligible. These conditions, while extensive and exacting, remain confidential.

The Tiger-Cats hold Manziel’s exclusive negotiating rights, and gave the maligned former 22nd overall pick a workout last September. They’ll still need to negotiate a contract with the 25-year-old, but a roster spot is set to open up with quarterback Jeremiah Masoli looking to hit free agency.

Hamilton will have 10 days to either make Manziel a formal contract offer or trade his rights to another team. Should it fail to do either by Jan. 7, 2018, he’ll become a free agent, according to TSN’s David Naylor.