CFL team offers contract to Manziel

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Johnny Manziel took to social media Saturday to kick a little dirt on the 0-16 grave of the Cleveland Browns, perhaps preferring to forget that his personal misadventures did nothing to help the team.

The former Aggie legend was recently given the green light by the Canadian Football League to sign a contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, if the two sides can come to an agreement.

The Tigers-Cats were only required to make a minimum offer, which would be a two-year deal with a first-year salary of approximately $43,500 in USA currency.

The CFL team issued a statement Sunday confirming that an offer was made to the 2012 Heisman Trophy victor.

Tiger-Cats head coach June Jones, a former National Football League and college head coach, has said he wants Manziel as his quarterback. "We will have no further comment".

The shorter version: we had to do this if we wanted to keep Manziel on our negotiation list and we don't exactly expect him to accept the offer.

Hamilton (6-12) finished third in the East Division a year ago and missed the playoffs.

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie took over the Manziel file in late September after meeting with the former Texas A&M star who'd had well-publicized off-field problems in both college and at the professional level with the Cleveland Browns (a domestic violence charge since dismissed, an National Football League substance-abuse suspension, a slew of social media postings around his partying).

"Just wait on it #ComebackSZN", Manziel said in his subsequent Instagram post.

"I think he'd be the best player to ever play up here", Jones said in an interview with the CFL's website.