Alouettes receiver Chris Williams suffers injury against Redblacks

Montreal Alouettes receiver Chris Williams left the game against the Ottawa Redblacks with a bit of a limp.

He caught a crossing pattern and turned it up the sideline for 33 yards and appeared to pull up lame in the first quarter. Wiliams leads the team in receptions (15) and yards (283) after torching Duron Carter for 130 yards and a touchdown in Week 3.

The Alouettes acquired Williams last off-season in exchange for defensive end Gabriel Knapton. Williams battled injury in 2017, limited to just nine games producing 415 yards on 38 receptions with one touchdown. Williams has over 1,000 yards in four of his five CFL seasons.

Montreal loses a vertical stretch receiver capable of changing the game in an instant.


13 Comments on Alouettes receiver Chris Williams suffers injury against Redblacks

  1. True Green // July 6, 2018 at 9:49 pm //

    I tuned in at half time. What I’ve seen of Mathews he may be a serviceable QB? Better than Drew Willy. Looks better than my Riders backups did last night and last week.

    • Mathews didn’t look bad, he just needs more time with the offense. The Als have a pretty good defense and they could surprise a few teams this year.

    • “Better than Drew Willy” could be a side note on this francise’s gravestone. WE NEED MORE THAN A SERVICABLE QUARTERBACK.

      I’m on the fence about Bridge. There must be something to the contention that quarterbacks need to start early, and need excellent coaching from a young age to have the fundamentals down, right to the core of their beings. And that Canadian QB’s suffer, simply from NOT having that opportunity. It’s obvious that being immersed in a football culture every day down south, doesn’t hurt American QB’s in comparison.

      Bridge is an athletic, strong-armed beast. But he obviously suffers from the fact that athleticism, especially at the QB position, is simply not enough.

      I’m thinking that’s the page Chris Jones is on when he yanks Bridge after a half of play.

  2. Sad to see Logan go down too.

  3. Williams the top receiver in the CFL with 15 receptions?
    I think Sinopoli had close to 15 receptions last night alone.

    • Cat Fan // July 9, 2018 at 5:06 pm //

      Was there an edit?

      If not … there is a “team” qualifier that makes it clear it is not the CFL.

      The CFL stat page has Williams as twelve in receptions for the league and sixth in yardage.

  4. Best CFL Fan // July 7, 2018 at 7:28 am //

    Self-inflicted, old age injury. Ran too fast for his aging body and hamstring to handle

  5. RalphInTheCreek // July 7, 2018 at 8:39 am //

    I sure would like to see Mathews get some real starting time and see if he can become a starting QB in the CFL.

    • Unless you’re an Alouettes fan, save the experimenting for your own team. Mathews, threw one TD pass. He almost threw a couple INT’s. And we LOST.
      His footwork is awful, and he couldn’t run away from a charging pussycat. Drive after drive stalled, and he “looked pretty good”???
      When the Alouettes actually move the ball on offence, score more than one passing touchdown in a league DESIGNED for the passing game, I’ll admit our QB wasn’t “too bad”. Until then, meh.

      • Tiger man // July 11, 2018 at 11:58 am //

        Get an Oline that can protect and MAYBE Mathews has a chance to accomplish anything….

  6. 3rd & 1 // July 7, 2018 at 1:47 pm //

    Here’s hoping Williams heals quickly and is 110% the rest of the way.
    I’d love to see a foot race with Brandon Banks (Speedy B), Chris Williams and Marcus Thigpen (Thiggy)
    Marcus is the oldest and might be at a disadvantage. Yet it would be a great race. We could add in a few others as well. I’ve read Winnipeg Back up QB Streveler is fast. As well as the 3rd string Rider QB is suppose to have wheels.
    I know it’s never going to happen. It would be great entertainment.

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