Nik Lewis has all but signalled the end of his CFL career.
“I pretty much know this is it. It’s been a hell of a ride, huh?” Lewis said to Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette after Montreal’s loss to Saskatchewan. “I wanted to come in today and put everything I had out there. This is where it started. Was it today they blew up the stadium? Blew up all my memories?”
“I’m not stepping away because I think I can’t do it anymore,” said Lewis. “If a new head coach comes in and says he really wants me to play, I have to take that into consideration. But I doubt that’s going to happen.”
According to Zurkowsky Lewis isn’t expected to play against the Tiger-Cats in Week 20 as the Alouettes take a look at younger players.
If Lewis is headed for the exit, at least as a player — he’d be delighted to return to the Als in 2018 as an assistant coach, Zurkowsky reports.
The 35-year-old has made 1,051 receptions for 1,3778 yards and 71 touchdowns in his illustrious Hall of Fame career.