One of this offseason's most intruiging moves was running back Avon Cobourne leaving the Montreal Alouettes to head to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. His arrival in Hamilton spelled the end of DeAndra Cobb's time there. Cobb (pictured above trying to evade B.C.'s Stanley Franks last September) has now found a new team of his own, and interestingly enough, he's going to be trying to fill Cobourne's shoes in Montreal.
Even in an eight-team league like the CFL, it's quite rare to see two franchises swap running backs between seasons. Of course, it isn't a straight player-for-player trade; the Alouettes didn't want to meet Cobourne's salary demands, so he signed in Hamilton as a free agent, and that made Cobb expendable, leading to his release. Montreal then signed Cobb as a free agent, and given that most other teams seem to have pretty stable running back situations at the moment, it's likely they picked him up at a reasonable discount. That seems like a potentially good deal for them, asRead More »from Cobb-Cobourne swap could lead to interesting comparisons