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Suitor: Alouettes kicked the tires on Manziel deal, found out price was high

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The Alouettes inquired about trading for quarterback Johnny Manziel in May, according to CFL on TSN game analyst Glen Suitor.

“I heard, and this is just a rumour, that about a month and a half ago Montreal was kicking the tires on Johnny Manziel and the price was just so high that they couldn’t even think about it,” Suitor said on TSN radio.

“They [the Ticats] could trade him now and pick up probably two starters and two first rounders.”

Montreal head coach Mike Sherman convinced Manziel to change his NCAA commitment from the University of Oregon to Texas A&M University.

“You could see something special watching his high school tapes,” Sherman said.

Sherman could use Manziel, who is chomping at the bit to play, in La Belle Province with starter Drew Willy sidelined by injury and Jeff Mathews clearly not the answer at quarterback.

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