Sean Fitz-Gerald, National Post
Published: Wednesday, July 29, 2009[url=http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/story.html?id=1842424]http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/stor ... id=1842424[/url]
...there are risks. Draft picks and prospects are not guarantees.
The Ticats could never reach a contract agreement with Mace,
who has spent most of the past two seasons
on the Buffalo Bills' practice roster.
[u]And his agent, Paul Sheehy, said
he had not heard from Argos general manager Adam Rita, or his assistant, Greg Mohns.[/u]
"Personally, I don't think it's ever a smart move to trade for a player who is not under contract
without first reaching out to the agent to see what the parameters of a deal would be,"
Sheehy said in an e-mail.
"So do I ‘expect' talks to begin? Not from this end at this point in time, no.
If the Argos want to talk, by all means they can call."
Mace, from Port Moody, B.C., is only 23 years old.
Practice roster players earn a minimum of $1,500 US
a week in the National Football League.
Teams are allowed to pay more, if they choose.
"Corey is an NFL-calibre player so it will take a great proposal
to change that mindset as we sit here today," Sheehy wrote.
"Never say never. Greg and Adam know how to get deals done
when they want a guy. They are both good at what they do."