Als place Smith on 6-game injured list | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League
Rogerio Barbosa/Montreal Alouettes Staff

REGINA -- The Montreal Alouettes released their depth chart ahead of Saturday's matchup with the Roughriders, confirming the fact that QB Troy Smith has been placed on the 6-game injured list.

Smith is currently listed on the 6-game injured list on the team's roster.

Reports surfaced earlier this week that Smith would be replaced under centre by former Bombers quarterback Alex Brink. Replacing Smith on the team's roster will be Jonathan Crompton, who will serve as Brink's backup.

Tanner Marsh will slot in as the third-string quarterback.

Smith, 30, hasn’t lived up to expectations through six games this season, completing just 49.7 per cent of his passes for 1,873 yards, 13 touchdowns, nine interceptions and a QB rating of 72.6.

Last season saw Smith take over Montreal’s QB situation in Week 17, and played well enough down the stretch to earn the starting job heading into this year’s training camp.

Brink, meanwhile, will make his first start since Week 19 of the 2012 season. Now in his fourth CFL season, the former Bombers QB thrown for 2,604 yards, 13 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

The Washington State product has thrown 23 passes this season, completing nine of them for 60 yards and one interception.

Fan Comments
westcoast argo
Call it a day with Troy Smith. Does anyone remember Michael Bishop? Nice guy, but will never win for you consistently. Pull the trigger on a deal for Bo levi Mitchell, send Dimwiddie packing and promote Jeff Garcia to run the whole offense,
August 17, 2014 - 2:28am
als rule
oh well so sad!! learn from Garcia, schonert, dinwiddle, AC, THE DON, study hard, learn the playbook and the CFL game inside and out and comeback better and stronger or just go back to the states and get on with what's left of your life!!
August 16, 2014 - 11:24pm
You know its bad when Cleo Lemon would be a better choice than anyone on their roster
August 16, 2014 - 6:41pm
als rule
@GM93: smart remark out the side of your mouth!!
August 16, 2014 - 9:59pm
Please don't give up on Troy Smith!
August 16, 2014 - 12:52pm
Murphy: How do you know that some of the players have lost hope with Higgins? I wish Brink well today, and hope that Smith heals quickly. He has a lot of talent. Any quarterback would be challenged by the changes to Montreal's offensive system over the past couple of years. That is not his fault or the coaches. He has also not played as well as he could. Lets get him healthy and then so from there.
August 16, 2014 - 12:07pm
Ron Murphy
I feel for Smith. He was not used properly by the Mtl coaching staff and therefore was not in the best position to succeed. Alex Brink is not the answer. Maybe stop-gap but not the answer. One wonders why Marsh is being neglected. Like some of the players, I have lost hope with Higgins.
August 16, 2014 - 11:35am