Sign here, Rashad

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:12 AM ET

The Edmonton Eskimos could be on the verge of losing Rashad Jeanty.

The bright and talented defensive end will likely have two NFL contract offers on his table today.

"We are expecting offers from the (Miami) Dolphins and (Cincinnati) Bengals," said David Canter, who is Jeanty's agent.

But the offer will have to be right for the rising star to leave the Eskimo organization.

"I got to really know that I have a fair shot to make the team and I am not just a body for training camp," said Jeanty from Miami late last night. "I have got to really study how many bodies they have at that position."

POSITION CHANGE

The Bengals and Dolphins are looking for the six-foot-three, 230-pound Florida native to change position.

"It's more of a SAM linebacker (position) that can rush the quarterback sometimes," said Canter of the new preference.

After working out for four teams earlier this month, Jeanty visited Cincinnati last Friday and put on quite a show.

"Marvin (Lewis, the head coach) loved him," continued Canter.

MONEY TALKS

But all of that aside, money will also talk during the negotiations.

Although the minimum NFL salary is nearly $235,000 US, a huge leap from the approximate $70,000 Jeanty earned last year in Edmonton, there is no such thing as a guaranteed NFL contract.

If a player is cut in training camp, he doesn't see a dime from his contract. It all means the guaranteed signing bonus will be a main factor.

"I got to see $20,000 to $25,000 US," said Jeanty.

In the option year of his CFL contract, he has until Feb. 15 to decide on any offer.

EXTRA POINT: If Jeanty signs with an NFL team but is cut in training camp and clears waivers, he must return to Edmonton.


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