Jarrett Payton

Hey does anyone know if Jarrett Payton is still with Montreal??

I couldn't find his name anywhere on the roster did he get cut or just not show up at all to camp?

He’s listed on the injured list currently with an ankle injury.

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Payton is slated to be Robert Edwards’s backup.

Oski Wee Wee,

nevermind I answered my own question...

MONTREAL (CFL.ca wire) -- The Montreal Alouettes announced their final cuts on Sunday as the club set its 46-man active roster.

Those players released include non-import offensive lineman Darryl Conrad, import wide receivers Sean Coffey and Chris Davis, non-import wide receivers Ashlan Davis and Danny Desriveaux, non-import running back Andrew Hamilton, import cornerback Jesse Hendrix, non-import offensive lineman Ryan Karhut, import defensive back Clint Kent, import linebacker Louis Mackey, import offensive lineman Uzooma Okeke, import cornerback Kenny Scott, non-import defensive tackle Chris Van Zeyl and non-import defensive back Thomas Whitfield.

Non-import centre Paul Archer, import running back Jarrett Payton, non-import slotback Dave Stala and import defensive tackle Eric Wilson were added to the one-week injury list, while non-import cornerback Pascal Masson and import linebacker Dwayne Taylor were added to the nine-week injury list.

The only reason I wanted to know is because I’m a HUGE Miami Hurricanes fan the Ti-Cats are the only team I follow more and thats because I live here in Hamilton. He is also the son of the Greatest running back to ever play the game.

I dont think Emitt Smith is his dad....sorry had to say that!!!!lol

lol I know he broke the rushing record and all but Walter Payton set thoes numbers in less time and less attempts. But Emitt Smith is an amazing running back and deserves the record, and might I add a very close friend of the Payton Family and actually tutered Jerrett through college.

the fact emitt made that many attempts is a tribute to him. lets not belittle the fact it took longer but praise the fact he was able to take a beating for longer...

errrr Emmit played behind the best line in NFL history, those guys were beasts. Had the Jets drafted him he would have started his career the same we he finished it.

"There was a good deal of mystery surrounding the Oakland Raiders as they entered the 2004 NFL Draft with the second overall pick. Speculation had them going in any number of directions between potential picks and potential trades. But once Eli Manning was taken first overall, the Raiders' decision couldn't have been more obvious, at least to Art Shell.

"Al can't pass on the big guy," said Shell, a Hall of Fame left tackle for the Raiders who is now an executive at the NFL. Sure enough, Raiders owner Al Davis pulled the trigger and picked Robert Gallery, the gargantuan offensive tackle from Iowa. In hindsight, it was a no-brainer - especially for a franchise that boasts arguably the greatest offensive line in NFL history.

The tradition began in 1960, with an original Raider. Jim Otto played 15 years with the Raiders and was the only All-Pro center in the history of the AFL. Along the way, the Raiders added Shell and Gene Upshaw, who went on to anchor a line that rushed for 266 yards in the Super Bowl XI win over Minnesota.

Otto, Shell and Upshaw have all been immortalized as members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The other thing they have in common is that each played exactly 15 years, solely for the Raiders. Their careers overlapped from 1968, when Shell was drafted, through 1974, when Otto retired. The Raiders' record in that seven-year stretch was an astounding 71-20-7.

It would have been enough to boast three such dominant players on one offensive line. Then in 1971, the Raiders acquired Bob Brown - Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2004. Thus, for three years (1971-73), they had four future immortals together. In fact, the Raiders had five future Hall of Famers on the line in 1971, when they also acquired Ron Mix.

Five Hall of Fame players on one offensive line? No line in NFL history has come close to matching that star power."

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Have a nice day. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Oski Wee Wee,

Well Dallas had the most dominate line i have ever seen, besides the Raider line they had when they went to their last Super ball. I saw so many games that year were they would run 5 receiver packs for the whole game and no one would come close to breathing on Ganon.

Never one to MISS an opportunity ...

Bo Jackson is the single GREATEST Running Back ever to strap on a helmet ... period, end of story.


** - With a healthy hip, Bo Jackson would likely have rewritten the record books, I would agree (biased Raider fan that I am) LOL

He was 1A for me. The man made Brian Bosworth a skidmark on Monday Night Football, 'nuff said!

What if, indeed!

The jaw-dropping starts at


Jim Brown is my choice for that distinction considering the nine-year run he had:

"Professional career

Players like Chuck Bednarik, David D. Deacon Jones, Johnny Sample, and Sam Huff remembered how Jim Brown was never intimidated, he couldn't be intimidated. Sam Huff tried and he failed miserably. He would say stuff like "Way to go D," or "Nice tackle Sam." "Way to go D. Come right back at you again you hate that. I'd rather he call me some nasty name or something," David "Deacon" Jones said. "You'd gang-tackled him, did what ever you could, give him extracurriculars. He'd get up slow, look at you, and walk back to the huddle and wouldn't say a word, just come at you again, and again, said Chuck Bednarik. "You'd just say 'What the hell? What's wrong with this guy for heaven sake when is he gonna stop carrying the ball, how much more can he take?"

Brown announced his retirement on July 14, 1966 after Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell insisted that Brown report to training camp, instead of finishing his work on the movie The Dirty Dozen. He departed as the NFL record holder for both single-season (1,863 in 1963) and career rushing (12,312 yards), as well as the all-time leader in rushing touchdowns (106), total touchdowns (126), and all-purpose yards (15,549). He was the first player ever to reach the 100-rushing-touchdowns milestone, and only a few others have done so since, despite the league's expansion to a 16-game season in 1978 (Brown's first four seasons were only 12 games, and his last five were 14 games). Brown also set a record by reaching the 100-touchdown milestone in only 93 games, which stood until LaDainian Tomlinson reached it in 89 games during the 2006 season. He still holds the career record for yards per carry by a running back (5.2), and total seasons leading the NFL in all-purpose yards (5: 1958-1961, 1964), and is the only rusher in NFL history to average over 100 yards per game for a career. Brown was also a superb receiver out of the backfield, catching 262 passes for 2,499 yards and 20 touchdowns. Every season he played, Brown was voted into the Pro Bowl, and he left the league in style by scoring three touchdowns in his final Pro Bowl game. Perhaps the most amazing feat is that Jim Brown accomplished these records despite never playing past 29 years of age.

"He told me, 'Make sure when anyone tackles you he remembers how much it hurts.' He lived by that philosophy and I always followed that advice." —John Mackey, 1999

Brown's 1,863 rushing yards in the 1963 season remain a Cleveland franchise record. It is currently the oldest franchise record for rushing yards out of all 32 NFL teams.""


As Bo also excelled in baseball, Jim Brown was a MONSTER lacrosse player at university. He was another all-arounder given his baseball, basketball, and track prowess in high school. A consummate athlete.

I recall watching an interview last year with Jim Brown on NFL Network, conducted while he was playing catch at high speed with another guy with a lacrosse stick. The dexterity he showed at 61 during this while talking to Rich Eisen was MIND-BLOWING!

A nice video tribute to Jim Brown is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcgaBD55zpg .

The current king is LaDainian Tomlinson, IMHO.

It's a shame Bo's injury prevented what could have been a glorious career, in two sports. However, to call him the GREATEST running back is a stretch. The most talented, explosive, etc I can see, but the great athletes of any sport play more than three seasons. Their careers are supported by achievements, not the words, "what if?".

Found the perfect video...


Well, as long as we're sharing:


"What if" this guy played on a contender?