Introducing Ell Roberson... Wide receiver ?

I was looking at something on the Alouettes' roster, and then, my eyes stumbled on Ell Roberson... towards which was written "RÉ" (recceveur éloigné). At first, I thought it was a mistake. But then I clicked on his player profile page, and it indeed says that Roberson is now a wide receiver.

Anybody ever heard of him playing as a receiver? Is he fast? Can he catch?

My first impression was that Roberson probably proposed to tryout as a receiver because he knew he'd get cut and that was his only chance to stick around. But then I thought, what if this was the Don's idea... to have him around to use in special moments to make plays à la Antwaan Randle El? (Receiver catch and throw)

What do you think?

Fascinating idea…heck I’ll all for it if it works. Never hurts to have a trick play or two in the playbook…

Hey you, you copied my post from Go Al's go....from 3 days ago...:wink:

Ell will be at camp as a WR, since QB position he wouldn't get a chance.

As for plays ala Randel El...maybe, maybe not...we didn't use trick plays as often last year...

Fast ...I dunno, but if he keeps smoking 2 packs a day, that sure won't help !

Man, that must be a rarity... A pro athlete who smokes cigarettes... I'd see a curler smoke, but I imagined fast pace sports' athletes would try not to affect their lungs...

Article about ell's future !

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When Ell Roberson first joinmed the Als, I was told that he can play anywhere on the offence, whether it was QB, WR or Running Back.

Hey ryoon... long time no see. Don't want to hang out with your huddle buddies anymore?

More and more NFL coaches are using the backup QB as a receiver in a trick play. If Roberson can make the transition to receiver, I'll be very happy, especially given that we are now missing Terry Vaughn.

Hey Third and Ten!!

Good to see someone remembers me!! I actually have come and gone a few times on this, I was recovering from an accident, but I am now in 100% top shape and will be hanging out with my buddies here at the forum!! The season starts soon.


he was a great college qb.

He's about to be a great unemployed former QB.

He has been cut