The following written by the Montreal Gazette's Alouette reporter:
By HERB ZURKOWSKY 09-21-2009 COMMENTS(6) THE SNAP
According to a western-based source, the Alouettes are one of two teams – Saskatchewan being the other – interested in possibly acquiring middle linebacker Barrin Simpson from Winnipeg.
Simpson requested a trade two weeks ago from the Blue Bombers, fearing his role was going to be reduced on the team. Instead, he was placed on the nine-game injured list with a case of turf-toe. But Simpson never signed a release agreeing to be put on the injured list. Now, it will likely be decided by the league's board of governors whether the Bombers circumvented any rules.
However, there are several things to consider before Montreal might potentially reach out for Simpson. Would they want to make a ratio change by acquiring him? And how would his addition affect the Als' ability to remain under the $4.2-million salary cap?