Off Season Player Signings - Teams Other than the Bombers

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theaardvark

Harris will sign as a #1 somewhere... BC, Ott, Tor... someone will take a shot.  IMHO I think it is far more likely he retires than takes a QB2 contract... he could probably make as much in a doomed US new league... or starting his next career... or just waiting for a QB1 in the CFL to go down on a team without a vet QB2.
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Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 17, 2021, 11:52:05 PM
If they want to make hay while the sun shines and ride the pony to another championship they need to bring in a semi-experienced vet to backup Collaros.  They were lucky he didn't miss any games this past season but chances are they won't be as lucky next season.  Whether Zach misses 2 games or 6, a QB with previous CFL experience should be able to keep them in the hunt for a playoff spot while Zach recovers, maintaining a 50% record would be adequate. Strev. filled that role in 2019 when Nichols went down, hopefully they can find a known quantity good enough to manage the offence reasonably well instead of gambling on an unknown rookie to salvage their season.

I don't disagree.

Nichols knows the system and can dink & dunk us to .500 in a Collaros absence. Hot take, I know. Let the flaming begin, lol.

Quote from: Jesse on December 20, 2021, 06:51:38 PM
Don't see us having the cap space to have that level of back up.

I also don't see T-Hare playing for $150k. He has a legit shot to be a starter somewhere or at least play for it in a place that isn't blowing their load on a starting QB.
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Quote from: blue_or_die on December 20, 2021, 08:32:54 PM
I don't disagree.

Nichols knows the system and can dink & dunk us to .500 in a Collaros absence. Hot take, I know. Let the flaming begin, lol.

I also don't see T-Hare playing for $150k. He has a legit shot to be a starter somewhere or at least play for it in a place that isn't blowing their load on a starting QB.

And where do you think that might be? It isn't likely to be Calgary, Winnipeg, Regina, Hamilton, Toronto or Montreal. Can't see him going back to Edmonton. Perhaps he has a chance in Vancouver if Reilly retires or is released.

The USFL reportedly isn't paying that much and waiting for a # 1 QB to go down is a crap shoot. Most of the starting QB's are potential free agents. None are going to sign for chicken feed so options are limited. Is any team going to sign Harris to be their starter over their current starter?  I don't think so.

He might choose retirement over a lesser role and pay cut.

OTOH depending on recovery from injury problems the same could be said about Nichols or Reilly.
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Quote from: Blue In BC on December 20, 2021, 08:53:11 PM
And where do you think that might be? It isn't likely to be Calgary, Winnipeg, Regina, Hamilton, Toronto or Montreal. Can't see him going back to Edmonton. Perhaps he has a chance in Vancouver if Reilly retires or is released.

The USFL reportedly isn't paying that much and waiting for a # 1 QB to go down is a crap shoot. Most of the starting QB's are potential free agents. None are going to sign for chicken feed so options are limited. Is any team going to sign Harris to be their starter over their current starter?  I don't think so.

He might choose retirement over a lesser role and pay cut.

OTOH depending on recovery from injury problems the same could be said about Nichols or Reilly.

You missed Ottawa, depending on the health of Nichols arm they may be looking for a vet. to start.  Nichols may be in a worse position than Harris, if he hasn't recovered he should probably retire.  If either accepted the job of backup with the appropriate pay, they could embark on mercenary careers ala Kevin Glenn.

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Quote from: Blue In BC on December 20, 2021, 08:53:11 PM
And where do you think that might be? It isn't likely to be Calgary, Winnipeg, Regina, Hamilton, Toronto or Montreal. Can't see him going back to Edmonton. Perhaps he has a chance in Vancouver if Reilly retires or is released.

The USFL reportedly isn't paying that much and waiting for a # 1 QB to go down is a crap shoot. Most of the starting QB's are potential free agents. None are going to sign for chicken feed so options are limited. Is any team going to sign Harris to be their starter over their current starter?  I don't think so.

He might choose retirement over a lesser role and pay cut.

OTOH depending on recovery from injury problems the same could be said about Nichols or Reilly.

Not sure why Edm would be off the table... no one is left there from before... Chris Jones would love a proven vet behind centre
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Quote from: theaardvark on December 20, 2021, 10:21:46 PM
Not sure why Edm would be off the table... no one is left there from before... Chris Jones would love a proven vet behind centre

Arbuckle qualifies as a vet.

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#AlsMTL have released QB Trevor Harris and OL David Foucault
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Quote from: Ridermania on December 20, 2021, 06:08:56 PM
Trevor Harris released.

https://3downnation.com/2021/12/20/clearing-cap-space-als-release-qb-trevor-harris-ol-david-foucault/
Wow, I can?t believe montreal released him. He?s twice the Qb Adams will ever be. I hope he stays in the east?Ottawa??, and burns the Als!!

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Quote from: dd on December 20, 2021, 11:52:25 PM
Wow, I can?t believe montreal released him. He?s twice the Qb Adams will ever be. I hope he stays in the east?Ottawa??, and burns the Als!!

Ottawa should have the pick of the litter between Evans, Mazoli and Harris, their new GM Shawn Burke just moved over from Hamilton so I don't expect he'll pick Harris.

dd

I can?t see Harris going to BC and him and Rourke being the 2 Qbs there for half the price tag of Reilly combined!!! Not sure where Reilly goes or whether he ll take the pay cut teams will be looking for so their rosters don?t turn out like BC s the last 2 years.

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Free agent QB's: Nichols, BTM, Evans, Masoli, Watford, Collaros, McGuire, Maier, O'Connor, Harker.

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Quote from: Blue In BC on December 20, 2021, 08:53:11 PM
And where do you think that might be? It isn't likely to be Calgary, Winnipeg, Regina, Hamilton, Toronto or Montreal. Can't see him going back to Edmonton. Perhaps he has a chance in Vancouver if Reilly retires or is released.

The USFL reportedly isn't paying that much and waiting for a # 1 QB to go down is a crap shoot. Most of the starting QB's are potential free agents. None are going to sign for chicken feed so options are limited. Is any team going to sign Harris to be their starter over their current starter?  I don't think so.

He might choose retirement over a lesser role and pay cut.

OTOH depending on recovery from injury problems the same could be said about Nichols or Reilly.

It's entirely likely he'll start somewhere as a back-up.

But he's gonna go to a place with more cap space and more uncertainty at the QB position that he thinks he has a shot of beating out in TC.
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Quote from: theaardvark on December 20, 2021, 10:21:46 PM
Not sure why Edm would be off the table... no one is left there from before... Chris Jones would love a proven vet behind centre


I think Edmonton and Ottawa would be bad PR moves among the reasons. Ottawa could have a shot at either Masoli or Evans, although Edmonton might make a pitch as well. It depends on whether they think Cornelius is the future. 2022 will be a re-building year in both cities.

Harris being released by both Edmonton and Montreal is not a good sign IMO for him to find a starters role. We'll see if he finds a home before free agency. Edmonton still has Arbuckle but he could be on the move too. He isn't shown as a potential free agent at the moment.

BC is a bit of a wildcard. If Reilly retires or is pushed out he could create an opening that is not there today.

It will be musical chairs in the off season. We'll start seeing decisions as potential free agents are re-signed and those that are not in the domino effect.

Maier might be in the running to end up with a new team. He may not be in the front running to start but he has a better chance elsewhere than in Calgary?

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