In a surprising twist, the B.C. Lions released quarterback Casey Printers today. This is the guy who they brought back late in the season last year to add depth, promoted to starter for the stretch run and the playoffs, and was their opening-day starter this season, so it's a bit unusual to see him suddenly cut adrift. That's made even more curious when you consider that he played out the stretch in Monday's loss to Winnipeg after Travis Lulay sustained an injury. His performance certainly wasn't impressive (four completions on seven attempts for 38 yards and a game-sealing interception on the second overtime series), and the outlook was brilliant for the B.C. twelve when he entered but turned muddy pretty quickly, but he's still the most recent quarterback to take a snap for the Lions.
However, this might just be the right move. Printers certainly has talent, but he hasn't demonstrated much of it this season. He was impressive in B.C. last season, coming from not playing football toRead More »from Mighty Casey has struck out