I don't see a trade coming. I simply see Zach being released before he gets his big cheque due soon. Any team can grab him then. Am I missing another scenario? I don't think the Cats want to be out any cash while waiting for another transaction to happen.
Kavis traded for Durant last season on Jan.13
By trading for Collaros, MTL would acquire Collaros for 2018.(he is still under contract for 2018.)
If Kavis releases Durant, that would free up over $425K off their Cap(Durant probably has a bonus due in Feb. also)
$115K is a lot of extra Cap hit, but Collaros is a huge upgrade over Durant!
If they wait until Zach is released he is free to go to the highest bidder and there would be a lot of interest!
Collaros will sign with either Toronto or Montreal as a free agent. No team is going to trade for his rights when everyone knows he wants to stay out East and has good understanding of the Trestman (via Milanovich) and Condell systems. At best you can squeeze a little something out of one of these two teams if Ray retires. If Ray comes back, Popp has no way to compete with the money The Great Kazoo throws around.
2 of the crap receivers Collaros had went on to 1,000 yard seasons this past year. Tasker and Saunders.
Banks has never been much of a receiver until Jones came in and he had Masoli chucking him the ball.
Did Banks get good at 30 years old or was there some big time chemistry with Masoli and Banks?
Here is a "Would you rather"
Keep one player
Both guys had great seasons with Banks being as good as anyone in the league second half of the season.
Is Banks the product of Jones system and would he be easily replaced?
Banks is extremely durable but Luke is still 26 soon to be 27 years old.
as for the above post, I would hold on to Tasker. Its hard to get a Ben Cahoon type receiver.
as for Tommy Condell... I can see why Montreal is interested in him. I liked when he was with the Ticats, and i'm sure he played a good part of the turn around in Toronto last year. I think he was the first one to come in when others left. To me, he is a guy you want in your organization.