Sunday, 18 March 2012

De'Audra Dix Released by The Alouettes, Could This Speed Up the Mark Estelle Negotiations?

According to The Montreal Gazette, the Montreal Alouettes have released De’Audra Dix. Presently, he is still listed on the team’s website, but that should change by Monday morning.

Dix was apart of the back to back Grey Cup championship teams, as he provided depth in the secondary. Last year, he was released prior to the season, but was immediately brought back into the fold after defensiveback Jerald Brown went down with a season ending ankle injury against the B.C. Lions.

Dix's biggest play of the season came on a fumble return for a touchdown in a loss against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Labour Day game.

Moving Forward

With Dix’s released, it seems all signs are pointing that cornerback, Mark Estelle could be back with the team this season.

To date, there has been no serious movement on the contract negotiations. But this situation could be expedited as general manager, Jim Popp will have some free money to sign Estelle.

Once again, the Alouettes will be back to their original 2011 starting secondary lineup. However, injuries curtailed this position group, and it showed in the team’s play.

With everyone healthy, arguably this group is in the upper echelon of the CFL.

As for Dix, there could be a market for him to be signed by another CFL team. But he will have to be patient for the time being, since there hasn’t been any recent signings in free agency.

An excellent team player, and a class act off the field, Dix was well respected by his peers. If he isn’t signed by a team in the near future, he could be brought back into the Alouettes fold if the secondary suffers an injury.

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  1. dix plays no role in estelle returning or not!!

  2. BREAKING NEWS: QB peyton manning signs with the NFL denver broncos!! NOW WHAT BECOMES OF QB TIM TEBOW? can "we" say welcome to the montreal alouettes TC in june?