Tillman looking for guarantee

DON BRENNAN -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 7:45 AM ET

Negotiations on a deal between the Renegades and Eric Tillman have hit what should only be a small bump in the road.

According to league insiders, Tillman -- who is poised to become the CFL team's general manager -- is looking for the same salary he had when he was the Renegades GM from 2002 through the 2004 season. A proposed two-year deal would probably make him the third- highest paid GM in the league, it's believed.

The uniqueness in this particular deal is the request by Tillman and his representation to have the contract guaranteed, either by ownership or the league.

While the insiders say there's hesitation on the Renegades' part to grant the request, it's believed that the deal will get done, as Tillman clearly remains the franchise's best option for the general manager's job.


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