Alouettes give Darian Durant take it or leave it option

Darian Durant appears to have been given an ultimatum by the Alouettes: restructure or be let go, according to Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette.

The 35-year-old veteran quarterback is due a $150,000 roster bonus on Monday, January 15 as reported by 3DownNation’s Justin Dunk, a major salary cap commitment for a player coming off one of the worst seasons of his CFL career.

Durant was traded to the Alouettes for two drafts picks last January, a 2017 fourth rounder and conditional second-round selection in 2018. He then signed a three-year contract extension through the 2019 season, which had a total value of $1.25 million. Durant made $400,000 last season.

The veteran signal caller threw for 3,233 yards, 15 touchdowns against 16 interceptions (second-most in the league) for the Als last season and he was benched multiple times. Alouettes head coach Mike Sherman was non-committal about naming a No. 1 pivot during his introductory press conference.

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