Thursday, 21 June 2012

The Montreal Alouettes Release 14 Players From Their Training Camp

This afternoon the Montreal Alouettes released 14 players from their training camp roster. There are not too many surprises, however, those who were let go by the organization could be brought back to their practice roster or later on during the season if a player suffers an injury.

In move that was expected the Canadian quarterback duo of Kyle Graves, and Kyle Quinlan were released. But this is not the end of the road for them as they still have eligibility to go back to CIS football for their fifth year.

In the short-term they will feel disappointed of not being able to crack this year's roster. But for their long-term development it would be a better option they go back to their respective schools to have more repetitions, and come back prepared for next year if they're invited to a CFL camp.

Don't forget that Graves is a punter. Even though he wasn't able to beat out incumbent kicker Sean Whyte, he could potentially catch on with another CFL squad.

As I mentioned yesterday's article, Dylan Hollohan, defensive back from St. Francis Xavier is a very talented player. But due to his injuries he sustained in the 2011 season it could have attributed to him not making the roster. A scenario that could exist is him being invited back to the practice roster, or head back to school, and gain more playing experience.

Overall, head coach Marc Trestman and his staff should feel confident of what they deem a roster worthy of vying for a third Grey Cup title in the last four years.

The only issue is keeping everyone healthy for the duration of the season, which is easier said than done.

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