Montreal Alouettes give veteran quarterback Darian Durant his walking papers

The Canadian Press

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes released veteran quarterback Darian Durant on Monday, the day before he was scheduled to receive a significant bonus.

Durant, 35, was due a $150,000 roster bonus Tuesday.

Durant signed a three-year, $1.25-million deal with Montreal after being acquired from the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Montreal posted a CFL-worst 3-15 record last season, missing the playoffs for a third straight season.

Durant threw for 3,233 yards with 15 TDs but also had 16 interceptions.

On Saturday, Montreal signed former NFL starter Josh Freeman to a two-year deal.

When Mike Sherman was hired as Montreal's head coach Dec. 20 he wouldn't commit to Durant, adding the starting job was "up for grabs."

 

The Canadian Press

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