It appears that the long-rumoured retirement of the CFL's all-time receptions leader is set to come to pass. The Canadian Press is reporting that the Montreal Alouettes have called a press conference this afternoon for Ben Cahoon (pictured at right) to announce his retirement, and that's backed up by Globe and Mail Montreal correspondent Sean Gordon and The Montreal Gazette (whose Herb Zurkowsky first broke the news that Cahoon was looking at retirement a few weeks back. Even the CFL's own site is carrying the CP report, so this definitely seems likely to happen.
If he is in fact on his way out, Cahoon will leave an indelible mark on the city. He was an incredibly consistent receiving threat for the team since the time they drafted him sixth overall in the 1998 non-import draft, notching over 1,000 receiving yards in all but four of his 13 CFL campaigns. Those nine 1,000 yard seasons tie him for third all-time with Allen Pitts and Darren Flutie. Cahoon was named the league's MostRead More »from Cahoon's exit marks Als' changes, but don't dump the posters yet