Als tell Kyries Hebert he can seek market value: report

Alouettes linebacker Kyries Hebert has been told he has permission to speak with other CFL teams about a possible new deal or trade, according to TSN reporter Dave Naylor.

And it gets better: Montreal Gazette beat man Herb Zurkowsky reports the Alouettes did not pay Hebert when an off-season payment was due.

The 37-year-old made a career-high 110 tackles, forced three fumbles, made two sacks and intercepted one pass in 18 games last year. He was named an East Division all-star in 2017 and has spent the past six seasons in Montreal.

Hebert has played in 162 career CFL games recording 582 tackles, 145 special teams tackles, 28 sacks, 18 forced fumbles, 12 interceptions and two defensive touchdowns.

Hebert doesn’t want to be shipped out of Montreal like a former star Canadiens defenceman.

https://twitter.com/kyhebert/status/962032469414326272

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31 Comments on Als tell Kyries Hebert he can seek market value: report

  1. George Porge // February 9, 2018 at 2:42 pm //

    Please, for the love of our league, nobody sign this dirty MF. Let him walk. The sooner Hebert is out of the league, the better.

    • Paul Bomber // February 11, 2018 at 12:05 pm //

      Amen!

      • Hebert was the East’s nominee for Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year in 2017. Regardless of who’s your team, I can bet that “dirty MF” tune will change if he’s signed, pretty much instantaneously.

        The Als are idiotic for “dissing” this leader and philanthropic player. Montreal will miss him.

        • George Porge // February 12, 2018 at 8:43 am //

          No. No it wouldn’t. Hebert has been known as pretty much the dirtiest player in the league, and this has been for a few years now. I would be absolutely ashamed if my team were to sign him. I don’t care how “good” he is, his dirty play has caused other good players to no longer play in the league.

          There are very few players in the CFL that I absolutely hate. Hebert, though, is at the top of that very short list.

  2. “Alouettes did not pay Hebert when an off-season payment was due.”

    What exactly does this mean? Does it mean that they refused to live up to a contractual obligation? Or does it mean that they can’t make the payment? Either way this sounds like yet more unprofessional conduct from the Als. Very high on Ambrosie’s priority list this year has to be convincing the Wetenhall’s to sell the team.

    • Cal Gary Shampeders // February 9, 2018 at 2:56 pm //

      You *really* don’t understand how these contracts (and similar ones in the NFL work). The team absolutely does not have to pay such a bonus. But if they don’t, dude can walk. That’s why they are said to be in “negotiations.”

      Montreal may have very, very serious issues with Kavis and the owner, but this is not one of them. A number of players, including A. Bowman, have had such bonuses declined this year. Just like every year.

      • They don’t have to pay it if they release him from his contract before it’s due, but if they retain his rights and keep him under contract then they are bound by the terms of the contract. That’s the law of the land, not just the CFL. I’m not seeing anything here that says he’s been released.

        • “Kyries Hebert has been told he has permission to speak with other CFL teams.”

          If they’re giving him permission then he must still be under contract, otherwise no permission would be needed. And if he’s still under contract then they owe him his money. Again, it sounds to me like the Wetenhall’s are no longer able to manage that team in a professional manner.

      • The way the story was written was he was not notified of his release, just did’t pay the bonus. Doubt it is true but would be a breach of contract if it was.
        I would feel sorry for Hebert if he wasn’t such a dirty player that has intentionally injured so many.

      • bleedzgreen // February 9, 2018 at 3:21 pm //

        Watch him end up in Toronto with Popp.

    • “Very high on Ambrosie’s priority list this year has to be convincing the Wetenhall’s to sell the team.”

      Oh God, please make it so.

  3. Cal Gary Shampeders // February 9, 2018 at 2:53 pm //

    He’ll have to take his late hits and PI penalties elsewhere. So who wants a 38 year old LB?

  4. Tiger man // February 9, 2018 at 2:55 pm //

    Dirtiest player…ever…

    Karma can be a wonderful thing…

  5. Watch him sign with the lover of old dirty birds, another one of Popp’s boys trying to put pressure on Reed in the media.

  6. Another bad move by Kavis Reed.The CFL is bush league

  7. Bonus time! Lol

  8. Not paying a bonus on time is a violation of his contract. There has to be more to this story otherwise what is the point of promising to pay an off season bonus when a club can simply reneg?

    • Amazing that Herb got the wrong information. He hasn’t been right on anything in quite awhile. Didier inflated Blake’s contract too. Naylor tweeting about Hebert? Hmmm…looks like the media is playing games with the Alouettes of Montreal. I wonder who would want to create a distraction in Montreal the week of FA?
      Didier+Herb+Naylor+Hebert = ?

  9. Reed kicking out still effective players while bringing in the has-beens of the league like Chris Williams. I wonder if the empty stands in Montreal will rival Toronto’s this season.

  10. George Porge // February 9, 2018 at 5:33 pm //

    Thanks for the update, Herb. Perhaps that little tidbit of information would be good to clarify before going to press next time.

  11. Dude is old but he is still a stud. I think he can play another year or two in this league.

  12. Hebert might resurface in Ottawa as a super sub to the younger guys. Expect him to stay close to Montreal where I believe he makes his home year around. A tough player but his late hits might catch up to him in his old age.

  13. Kavis Reed may be pulling a Corey Chamblin , he seems to be trying all he can to be fired and collect all his salary to do nothing…

    • Paul Bomber // February 11, 2018 at 1:35 pm //

      I think Kavis’s problem is that ego of his makes him do stupid stuff. Frustration? Pettiness?
      Incompetence? Severe cognitive limitations? I’ll take E, all of the above.

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