I saw someone say Sam Giguere would be a free agent if he came to the CFL now. I don't think that is true. Isn't it the same situation as Corey Mace. Winnipeg drafted him a couple years ago and traded his Rights to Hamilton. Just cause a player signs in the NFL doesn't change his CFL rights.
Giguere is currently signed with the Colts through 2011. My comment in the other thread was made assuming he remains with the NFL club through that time. The NFL draft exclusivity limit is three years and I believe the CFL's is the same.
If Giguere is cut from indy in the interim, then his CFL rights would revert to the Cats.