Oh, what the heck, Canada?
The pro careers of receiver/returner Chad Owens and quarterback Bryant Moniz are on hiatus after the former Warriors failed to make Canadian Football League rosters this past weekend.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders cut Owens and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats released Moniz.
Owens, who was limited to three games last year, did not play in the Roughriders’ final preseason game after reportedly suffering a shoulder injury. Even at 36, Owens still is fit enough for another couple seasons. And, come on, the Roughriders cutting a former Rough Rider? Not cool.
The odds of Moniz sticking were reduced dramatically when when Johnny Manziel joined as Hamilton’s fifth QB. Here’s the breakdown of the two preseason games:
> Johnny Manziel: 2 games, 21-for-31, 168 yards, 1 TD, 0 Int
> Dale Evans: 2, games, 11-for-17, 143 yards, 0 TD, 0 Int
> Jeremiah Masoli: 1 game, 8-for-13, 115 yards, 1 TD, 2 Ints
> Bryant Moniz: 1 game, 3-for-7, 17 yards, 0 TD, 1 Int.
> Vernon Adams: Did not play