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Collaros sweepstakes get interesting

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REGINA - The Zach Collaros sweepstakes are about to get a little more interesting.

Two veteran CFL agents are courting Collaros.

The backup Argos quarterback is considering switching representation to sign on with a connected CFL agent. Collaros currently works with agent Mike Simon but is considering all his options at this point.

Collaros is viewed as one of the top quarterbacks headed for free agency. Argos GM Jim Barker has been trying to sign him to a deal but has made little headway. Collaros is reluctant to sign a contract with the Argos as it would then make him portable and easy to trade to a team such as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The Ottawa RedBlacks have stated they do not intend to draft pending free agents in the CFL expansion draft on Dec. 16th. The Argos, however, must still guard against losing Collaros for nothing and one route for Barker is to sign and trade his prospect QB.

The Blue Bombers are the most logical trading partner for the Argos. If Barker can’t land Collaros, Bombers GM Kyle Walters could opt to send a conditional draft pick to Toronto for the rights to Collaros and the opportunity to try and sign him prior to free agency on Feb. 15th.

One CFL GM told the Free Press this week he’s hearing Collaros wants to wait for free agency and determine his own fate.

Walters is expected to be officially named Bombers GM on Tuesday and his most pressing priorities with be landing a No. 1 quarterback and hiring a head coach.

gary.lawless@freepress.mb.ca

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Updated on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 12:51 PM CST: typo correctted

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