Sherbrooke – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Monday that the club has released international linebacker Bear Woods.
Woods (6’0?, 245 lbs.) played seven seasons for the Alouettes, as he made his debut with the team in the 2011 Eastern Semi-Final, where he made five tackles. In 40-career games with Montreal, the 30-year-old amassed 232 defensive tackles, including 15 sacks, while intercepting three passes. He was voted the East Division Most Outstanding Defensive Player twice in his career (2014 and 2016).
“We would like to thank Bear for everything that he has done for this team. Everyday, he came to work with energy, passion and dedication,? declared Alouettes General Manager Kavis Reed. “We feel at his point and time that we have different options on our defence that will allow that unit to keep performing at a high level.?
Can someone help me understand the point of keeping a veteran player through the off season then deciding to release him the day TC starts?
Did Reed and Chaps not know before this that Woods was not going to be in their plans?
I hope there is more to this story like the Klassen release.
looks a bit like Reed is absolutely wanting very few of Popps guys around.
Thorpe must've been involved with this no? or injury.?
CFL ..Is not prone to longevity that's for sure. From Def POY in East...then a good/great year...then cut.
Well Anthony, welcome to Montreal, I hope you do well in camp and win the MLB position.
But a little bit of friendly advice. Don`t get too good over the next couple of years, and certainly do not win the Eastern Most Outstanding Defensive Player award. Because then you will deserve a salary commensurate with your value. And that will certainly lead to your being cut by the Als.