Alouettes general manager Danny Maciocia hopes to attract some players in the free agency market that opens next week. However, given the current economic situation of the Canadian Football League (CFL), he does not know the pace of the negotiations.
Maciocia said at a press conference on Tuesday: “My boss and the president set a budget for me.” We must reorganize our finances and must make sacrifices. We must know how we are going to use it. “
“We are in a new dynamic and our goal is to put a competitive team on the ground.”
After the free agency opens, what do we expect from Alouettes?
Maciocia said: “I want to be active, but I don’t know how active I will become.” I don’t know what the market will be like. We will find out within the first few hours. However, my goal is to be proactive. This should be interesting. “
Obviously, he has players on the other eight teams on the Ambrosie Tour. It will be interesting to see how he will operate in a very different economic environment from last year.
The hottest record on the Maciocia table is that of midfielder Henoc Muamba. The discussion between the players and the Montreal organization continues.
“His agent Jonathan Hardaway (Jonathan Hardaway) died suddenly, slowing the pace of negotiations. Henoc is now represented by his brother Cauchy.”
“I spoke with Henoc last week and I have a good relationship with him. I left the door open, but if he comes back, it will be a fair price.”
Maciocia allowed the Muamba brothers to contact other teams to assess their interests. If one of them makes an offer to the defender before February 9, Alouettes will consider whether it is possible to match him. However, Maciocia has not received any news about this level.
If Muamba is only from Montreal, then the footballer can already find some options on the table.
As of Tuesday, there are still 22 players on the Alouettes roster, and it may be crazy next Tuesday. Currently, defense is Maciocia’s top priority.