New board member from Detroit, I love the CFL. I tell people and fans to be weary about him. Coming out of college, he had great size, speed and fair hands. I read a scouting report that injuries have taken away some speed. He is basically trying the CFL because no NFL teams will touch him.
Perhaps he can succed in the CFL. However his work habits were not great, and he did have a drug history. Would he make a big salary? Another part of the problem is his agent is not the brightest. I read where he was quoted as saying three teams are negotiating for his services. Dumbell, I read the Alouettes have his negotiating rights. Unless they trade those rights, Rogers can only negotiate with that team. How could his agent not know this? Am I right?
I remember a quote from the movie "A Bronx Tail" where Robert DeNiro said "The saddest thing in life is wasted talent" That says it all.
I'm all for a guy getting a second chance, so if he can come up and win a spot on a roster, good for him.
As for the Als having his rights, it isn't impossible his agent doesn't understand the neg list rule.
After all, by NFL rules he is a free agent.
It would be tampering for his agent to talk with any team but Montreal--unless Montreal gave permission to do so.
But in reality, if an agent calls up a GM and they discuss the weather for 5 minutes, and Chucks name just happens to come up....?
As long as he never mentions these 3 teams by name, it's a case of no harm, no foul.