Kent Austin keeping “close contact” with Johnny Manziel’s agent

Kent Austin has been in touch with Johnny Manziel’s agent as recently as Wednesday.

Johnny Football was given the go-ahead by the league office to play in the CFL in late December: the next step is for Manziel to sign a contract.

“I’ve been in very close contact with Erik Burkhardt for quite some time and in fact, we’ve spoken again today. And so that’s in-process right now,” Austin told TSN Hamilton 1150.

From the date of the CFL’s approval, Hamilton had 10 days to offer Manziel a contract.

“We certainly know about the window, but we’re also very familiar with the rules that are associated with that,” Austin said We’re in constant communication with him.”

In August, the former Heisman Trophy winner worked out for the Ticats, who passed on making him an offer. But Manziel’s camp activated Hamilton’s 10-day window, forcing the CFL club to make a decision on whether to sign, trade or release him.

The CFL then stepped in and extended the window for further evaluation until clearing Manziel to play in the CFL.


20 Comments on Kent Austin keeping “close contact” with Johnny Manziel’s agent

  1. Kent has the red Manziel phone on his desk like the president of the US has. It is a quick connect to Johnny’s agent so they are in close contact. This is that important to the CFL and the Ticats. Teeeeheeee. Thats good stuff right there.

  2. Eddiefelson // January 3, 2018 at 3:32 pm //

    Who cares austin? You blew it withbthe best qb in the league

  3. Bring em in!

  4. Blue Rules // January 3, 2018 at 4:06 pm //

    Austin will blather on forever and miss the opportunity sign the criminal to a contract. Then Riders will sign Manziel for 400K plus bonus.

    • whaf part of charges dismissed do you not understand? Using your logic then Trent Richardson is a criminal. And the kicker.. Masoli plead guilty to charges in 2010 in Oregon and Chip Kelly quacked him off the Ducks.

    • Speaking of felons have you watched any NFL game recently? But I guess you’ll still be watching the Super Bowl this year, right?

  5. Damn! I have been staying away from the antics of this inept team management.I see Austin is still around. Time to put my team on hold again.

  6. Good job ticat bring in some good players now we have room on the cap

  7. JM and JM in 2018!! If JM goes down or plays crappy JM comes off the bench.

  8. Manziel/Fantuz = Barnum/Bailey

    Austin leave town , Hamilton fans 3deserves a winner

  9. Oh, this is good to know. It’s been so long since we heard anything about Manziel. /sarcasm

    There’s no rush, especially if Masoli gets inked to an extension. They can make Johnny an offer he can refuse and buy another year of negotiating time or use his rights to make a trade before the season.

  10. The trade of Collaros didn’t have to happen now….they could have waited and might have got a better offer but Hamilton moved on this most likely to clear the slate and move on Manziel and presumably also sign Masoli….Manziel is still an unknown with potential while Masoli has proven he can play so both being signed is the best scenario for the Tigercats starting the 2018 season.

  11. Joseph Misale // January 3, 2018 at 8:46 pm //

    Big mistake in
    trading Zach
    by Hamilton
    front office

  12. I’m sure Austin has Johnny working out at some ultra secret location. Kind of like JJ Watt a few years back when he snuck into Hamilton and filmed a running shoe commercial under everyone’s noses. LOL!

  13. Blue Rules // January 4, 2018 at 11:45 am //

    Nope, never have, never will. Try again!!

  14. Blue Rules // January 4, 2018 at 11:49 am //

    Above post was supposed to a reply on PHILSKI. I don’t watch NFL ever. I watch Hockey during the winter!

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