Ticats would sign Flutie

Since quarterback Doug Flutie's release by the San Diego Chargers last week, there is talk that the...

Since quarterback Doug Flutie's release by the San Diego Chargers last week, there is talk that the former CFLer might make a move back to Canada. (File Photo)

PERRY LEFKO -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:33 AM ET

For the right price, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats will gladly bring back Doug Flutie to play in the Canadian Football League.

The question is, what's that price?

"It would be a token salary," Tiger-Cats president David Sauve said last night confirming rumours the team has talked to Flutie's representative about a possible contract offer. "Our line is token salary. That's what we're saying right now. What the hard number will be or won't be, the future will dictate that."

Hamilton general manager Ron Lancaster told the Toronto Sun after Flutie was released last week by the San Diego Chargers that the team had no interest in the 42-year-old player because of his age and the impact it would have on the team's current quarterbacks, Danny McManus, who turns 40 this year, and 25-year-old Marcus Brady.

"We know Danny's here and we need to find out if Marcus is going to be the quarterback of the future," Lancaster said. "Doug's not your quarterback of the future and don't get me wrong, I'm a Doug Flutie fan, but he's not your quarterback of the future."

But Sauve said the Tiger-Cats have made exploratory calls since Lancaster's statement.

"He's such a great player, of course we'd be interested," Sauve added. "Right now there are phone calls going on."

Flutie was released last week by the Chargers, whom he joined in 2001, in advance of having to pay out a $350,000 roster bonus.


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