Quinlan wins 3-yr deal
If Kyle Quinlan needs time to grow the Als appear willing to give it to him. The Macmaster University star has signed a 3-year deal with the club just days after GM Jim Popp confirmed to CJAD they were "still talking" but he was "fully expecting" him at 2013 training camp.
Three-year deals seem to have become the contract of choice for Popp with his young Canadian talent including the likes of linemen Ryan Bomben, Kristian Matte and FB/TE Pat Lavoie.
Quinlan attended Alouettes training camp in 2012 and both the GM and Head Coach Marc Trestman were impressed with his ability to learn a complex offense with limited reps in practise.
Quinlan stepped onto the playing field for the Als' final offensive series of 2012 pre-season and completed a long pass down the Argos sideline at Toronto's Rogers Centre.
Ironically the Argos (and Stampeders) had a window of opportunity to pursue Quinlan on Vanier/Grey Cup weekend, but when they did not use that technicality, the Vanier Cup losing quarterback had his rights revert back to Montreal.
More with Als GM Jim Popp coming up on the Aaron Rand Show 3-7PM.