Alouettes actually cut Josh Freeman before he retired

According to TSN690 radio host (and former 3Down contributor) Joey Alfieri, the Montreal Alouettes released quarterback Josh Freeman before he decided to retire.

Montreal announced that Freeman was retiring on Saturday morning but had already given the former NFL pivot his walking papers.

RDS analyst Didier Orméjuste – who was the first guy to report that Freeman was at the bottom of the QB depth chart last week – says the Alouettes have made a mess of their quarterbacking situation yet again.

Orméjuste points out that Reed’s first stab at solving the team’s pivot issues involved trading for veteran quarterback Darian Durant, then signing him to a lucrative contract extension. Montreal acquired Durant for two drafts picks in January 2016 sending a 2017 fourth rounder and a second-round selection in 2018 to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Durant 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 but was released in January, just before a $150,000 roster bonus was due.

The long-time Riders 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.

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