Alouettes release QB Antonio Pipkin ahead of February 1 roster bonus

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Veteran quarterback Antonio Pipkin has been released by the Montreal Alouettes.

The 24-year-old was due a roster bonus of $8,500 on February 1, followed by a series of $5,000 roster bonuses on March 1, April 1 and May 1.

Pipkin joined the Alouettes in June 2017 and saw his first CFL action late that year. But he was cut by Montreal in June 2018, although later re-signed following injuries to the team’s other quarterbacks.

Pipkin entered the 2019 season as Montreal’s starting pivot but lost the job to Vernon Adams Jr. after suffering an injury in the team’s first regular season game.

The Tiffin University product dressed for 27 games as a member of the Alouettes, completing 99-of-182 passes for 1,295 yards, four touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also ran the ball 58 times for 318 yards and nine scores.

Pipkin is a free agent.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.