Alouettes put QB Colin Pigsock on negotiation list

Alouettes put QB Colin Kaepernick on negotiation list
Posted on September 15, 2017 by Justin Dunk // 8 Comments
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been added to the Montreal Alouettes negotiation list, per sources.
The 29-year-old was removed from Hamilton’s negotiation list after beingadded back in March.
Kaepernick has played six seasons in the NFL and made headlines last year for not standing for the U.S. national anthem. He has been a free agent since opting out of hiscontract with the 49ers earlier this year.
From a monetary standpoint, there’s no need for Kaepernick to play football as he has earned more than $24 million during his NFL career.
He threw for 2,241 yards 16 touchdowns and four interceptions and rushed for 468 yards and two touchdowns in 11 starts in 2016. Kaepernick hasthrown for 12,271 yards and 72 touchdowns with 30 interceptions and 2,300 rushing yards (6.1 yards per carry) and 13 touchdowns since San Francisco selected him in the second-round of the 2011 NFL draft.
Kaepernickrose to stardomunder then-Niners coach Jim Harbaugh, leading them to the 2012 NFC title, but he’s struggled inrecent seasons and was benched for journeyman Blaine Gabbert last season.

I gotta ask

Pigsock?

Also Jim Popp and him on the Als neglist from his freshman year in College until 2013.

Ah ok

Supposedly, the Ticats took him off their negotiation list, because Kaepernick told them would never come to the CFL.

If true, Reed added him to the list for nothing.

That man made USD 24M in his career, and somebody wishes him to come up here and play for a maximum of CAD 400k p.a. with the same physical risks as it is in the NFL? Even if he just puts his money in the bank, the interest is more than what his salary can be.

Kaepernick is being frozen out by the NFL. He might be interested in both the Ti Cats and the Als.

Johnny wondered about the possibly of Austin as the next HC? The Als might welcome Austin for the job.

Rejean Tremblay far from a CFL football fan but established sports writer in Montreal wrote this week the Wetenhall's should consider selling the franchise. Also takes a shot at Bob Wetenhall who he describes as "for the most part pleasant when sober".

It is time. Maybe past time.

Are they out of their cotton-pickin' collective minds? Did they learn nothing from the Michael Sam debacle?

He makes mention of Molson and Saputo in the article about local ownership for the Canadiens and Impact.

I would have no problem with Kaepernick being signed by the Als. Obviously wishful thinking, as he will not be coming to the CFL anytime soon.

As for his behaviour, I guarantee you if the American national anthem was played at CFL games, there would be Alouette players taking a knee.

Nor would I. In fact I'd welcome it and think he would be great in the CFL. Sometimes a player just wants to play regardless of the money. But it seems as though he's comfortable developing his role in his home country. Personally I think he'd find playing in Canada would be a breath of enjoyable fresh air for him. Especially in Montreal. He'd love it. Probably Vancouver too if he's a west coast guy. I think he'd be warmly received up here. Far moreso than Manziel.

And did that reporter really say that about Wettenhall? That's really out of bounds unless true I guess.

Then you would have Alouettes without a job. Canadians lost their shiat when Chris Jones disrespected our anthem. Politics of division have no place in sports.

Here is the exact quote. Decide for yourself.

Au moins Bob Wetenhall passait une bonne partie de l’année à Montréal et quand il était à jeun était d’un commerce agréable.

Yes...pretty accurate. Imagine a reporter saying that about an NHL owner. He wouldn't be a reporter with team access very long in most Canadian cities.

You would be correct.

Having said that. I've been saying for a few years now that the Wetenhall should sell this team and every year they hang on, their investment loses value and is damaging to the league and the team in particular.

They can't be getting much enjoyment being the pariah of pro sports in Montreal? I don't think this team will win more than one or two games the rest of the way. Their season ticket holder base will continue to erode in the off season. Also, the latest scapegoating firing has diminished their ability to attract talent to an all-time low... When I read fans dreaming of Buono or Austin tying their wagon to these owners, I am left speechless.

JC said parting ways that he coached and expected personnel ops to supply the talent... I agree with him. Reed, Mack, and Deslauriers have been the real failures and the two talented hard working guys got bled as an offering to cover for the astonishingly obvious failure by Reed and his hires to supply that staff with new talent.

Surprisingly the media has been for the most part very patient and easy on Kavis Reed. I suspect it has more to do with indifference than anything else. As Maciocia explained this week more and more francophone football fans in Montreal are now turning to the CIS and NFL for their football fix.

For the last five years, this ownership has been a disaster for the CFL in Montreal and it is about to get a lot worse.

He`s a columnist. This week he also basically called Geoff Molson an extortionist and thief ( extorquent, voler) for making $1.5 million charging Canadiens season ticket holders for printed tickets.

Personally I`d rather be called a drunk than a thief.

Said it last week. The Universite de Montreal Carabins vs the Laval Rouge et Or was far more entertaining than the Als have been all season.
I have been paying more attention to CIS over the past couple of seasons.

Good luck to the Wettenhals. This once crème de la crème organization has melted to the liquid at the bottom of the sundae cup.

Reed should have never been hired as a GM and has done nothing to convince me he should stay in this role.
And you are right HfxTc, he seems to have allot of leniency around this city. Not sure why but it is a head scratcher. Certainly after hearing of Chaps being let go. Reed should have been alongside him too.