Als Perrett, Whitaker to test free agency?
After cutting lose familiar names like Brian Bratton, Adrian McPherson and starting kick-returner Trent Guy the Alouettes are at risk of losing 2 more big names.
Brandon Whitaker and Jeff Perrett have yet to re-sign with the club which still has no head coach or offensive coordinator. The Als' tailback and starting right tackle can test free agency in just 10 days.
Both players may have NFL aspirations, even though Whitaker is recovering from serious knee injury that cut short his 2012 season. The Als then turned to rookie Victor Anderson who was also injured, reviving the career of Chris Jennings---a former Al who'd gone to the NFL for a few years then an unwanted retirement.
Could both Whitaker and Perrett be hoping their former head coach Marc Trestman will invite them to Bears tryouts? Perrett tells CJAD it appears his window of opportunity is closing.
Whitaker says he's simply focusing on his re-hab: "It's going great and as far as contract stuff I'm just focused on my knee right know. I know that will all work itself out."
GM Jim Popp has been known to play hardball with returning players to keep the club under the CFL Salary cap. Players have often felt like their offers test their loyalty to the team and Montreal.
Perrett also had injury trouble in 2012 but is healing well and admits "I'm very happy in Montreal."
The Als are also believed to be holding off on an offer to Dwight Anderson, awaiting further medical updates on his offseason condition. Popp has already signed Byron Parker and Arland Bruce from the Lions, as well as former Ticat Quinton Porter.