According to MOJO Radio 730 in Vancouver, talks between the B.C. Lions and quarterback Casey Printers are underway, but no contract offer has been made.
The radio station also reported that Printers has re-scheduled his NFL workout. He had 17 NFL teams lined up to watch him work out during Senior Bowl Week in Mobile Alabama at the end of January, but when Lions coach Wally Buono said he'd appreciate knowing his quarterback's plans sooner than that, the Printers camp agreed to move the workout to mid-December in Houston.
Printers' agent, Jason Medlock, will now work on solidifying a date and convincing NFL scouts to change their plans.
The change will give the Lions more lead time if Printers is able to garner an NFL contract.
Printers was the CFL MVP in 2004 when he threw for 5,088 yards with 35 touchdowns and only ten interceptions. He was also second on the team with 469 rushing yards and led the Lions with nine rushing touchdowns, but Buono opted to start Dickenson in the Grey Cup - which the Lions lost. Injuries and stellar play by Dave Dickenson limited Printers to one start in the 2005 season, and has him exploring all his options.
Despite MOJO's news that negotiations were taking place, Medlock has been vocal in his belief that the one place Printers would not play in 2006, is Vancouver.
"Hopefully (Printers) can get his shoulder right and hopefully he'll be traded. Or, hopefully he'll have a shot at the NFL but definitely not in B.C.," Medlock said last September. "We feel like Dave is the guy there.
"It's not about what Casey thinks, the writing's on the wall," said Medlock. "He's not going to sit behind Dave Dickenson, who is a great quarterback, and lose two years. Why would he?"