The CFL trade deadline was dead

The Canadian Football League trade deadline came and went on Wednesday at 4 p.m. eastern time with no deals made.

There was some speculation that Montreal would be sellers after being eliminated from playoff contention on Thanksgiving Monday, but the Alouettes stood pat and general manager Kavis Reed made it clear he was not going to move defensive end, John Bowman.

Zach Collaros was the other big name who has been the subject of trade speculation, but Ticats head coach June Jones said on Tuesday Hamilton would not be moving their high-priced quarterback.

Saskatchewan had made trades the last two years at the deadline, getting Canadian defensive back Andrew Lue in 2016 and sending running back Jerome Messam to Calgary for kicker Tyler Crapigna, but that streak stopped.

Potential Grey Cup contenders opted to continue with their rosters as currently constructed.

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Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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10 Comments on The CFL trade deadline was dead

  1. Blue Rules // October 11, 2017 at 5:48 pm //

    Thanks for nothing!

    • first move out of Montreal needs to be the firing of disgraced coach/GM Kavis Reed. He should not be allowed to make any moves. If it`s a question of not being able to fire him because of guaranteed contact? No problem fire Kavis and bring back Chappy as HC/GM

  2. Edward Leslie // October 11, 2017 at 5:56 pm //

    Montreal is the one team that is mathematically out of contention and are the oldest team. You’d think they’d be motivated to move out a few useful veteran players like John Bowman, Chip Cox, Kyries Hebert or Luc Brodeur-Jourdain and get SOMETHING for them. Plus it lets those players have perhaps one last run at the playoffs too.
    If this doesn’t show the Wetenhalls what a useless and clueless dipstick Kavis Reed is, nothing will!
    He’s done an awful job as Coach and General Manager. Leave him in charge for another couple of years and football will die in Montreal again. That’s how toxic Kavis Reed is. If he wants to coach, he should stick to just being a Secondary coach… in South Carolina’s high school football system.

    • You are under the false assumption that a team would be willing to exchange anything of value for those players who within a month will have played their last game in the CFL.

      • this is coach ben none of the players you mentioned can t help the alouettes next season ,,,they have at least 2 more years of good football ,,,montreal has to rebuild and get rid of some lazy players that get paid and don t do the work,,,,especialy those who think that practices are optional;, its easy to critise the gm lets not forget that the players on the field have great deal of blame also…at practice i saw a lot of lazy players ,,,,,,but today you have to be careful how you handle them,,,,,,now mark my word ,,,you will see a huge difference in the 2018 version of the montreal alouettes,,,, i say that not as a fan ,,,,

    • Who wants them?

  3. I love the cfl but let’s not forget this is the cfl. Who really expected a lot of hype around this?? Sorry, but the 100 people who read this trash website 3down, myself included, can’t impact what happens behind the scenes.

  4. No surprise. The CFL is not like the NHL or MLB — rosters can be fluid due to available free agents, so teams don’t need to “stock” talent via trade for their playoff pushes.

    The sports media seems programmed now to cover this in the expectation of news headlines, when it’s very rare for football trade deadline day to generate any.

  5. gpocatsgo // October 12, 2017 at 8:04 am //

    No not much trade deadline excitement for the Tigercats….we’ll see what transpires as Nov. 30 gets closer, that apparently is the day when Johnny Manziel has to be either signed, have his rights traded or released by the Tigercats…

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