Max Hall handed walking papers

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have released Max Hall, a former starting quarterback with the CFL club.

Hall was among 11 players cut Friday by the Bombers, who had until 10 p.m. ET on Saturday to make their final roster decisions but are slated to open the regular season hosting the Toronto Argonauts on Thursday.

Hall started nine of Winnipeg's final 12 games last season, posting a 1-8 record. He was the only quarterback invited back from last years' squad, which posted a league-worst 3-15 record.

Also released were international receivers Mario Urrutia, Mark Dell, Jaymar Johnson and Bert Reed, national receiver Taylor Renaud, international defensive backs Stephon Morris, Michael Ray Garvin and Matt Pierce, international defensive lineman Willie Moseley and international offensive lineman Jesse Peterson.

The Bombers are scheduled to announce their practice roster Sunday.

Good to see the bombers releasing this guy. He never seemed to grasp the game. Always looked lost and his passing was never accurate - unless throwing to the wrong team.
No point wasting a roster spot on a guy who will never get better.

In all fairness, some of that was due to our chuck and duck style of offense where the Oline gave the QB 2 steamboats to get rid of the ball. I would've preferred to see him stick as the #3 just based on experience considering how little there is across the board in the QB department. But, after that terrible chuck and duck pick in Calgary and his comments afterwards that he wouldn't do the play any differently sealed his fate I think. He should've ate the sack allowing the team to send out the FG unit instead of the turnover.

Hall had an opportunity to use his experience to his advantage but couldn't get it done, he has no excuses. Brohm will only be keeping the seat warm for Marve, who almost certainly will take over behind Willy by season's end. Strange that many people seemed to think Johnson was going to make the team, even after dropping as many passes as he caught; watch for the Bombers to pick up a receiver from the Lions in the next few days.

Weakest arm of the bunch just caught up with him, Brohm and Marve both have strong, accurate arms and Willy was just miles ahead of him.

Former NFL and Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Max Hall was arrested last week in his home state of Arizona on suspicion of shoplifting and narcotics possession.

Police in Gilbert, Ariz., near Phoenix, reported they were called to a Best Buy on Friday where they found someone they identified as Hall in possession of "several stolen items from Best Buy and a nearby Walmart."

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