MONTREAL -- As far as their Week 8 matchup with the Saskatchewan Roughriders is concerned, the Montreal Alouettes have a new starting quarterback.
According to Didier Ormejuste of RDS, the Alouettes will start Alex Brink under centre in favour of Troy Smith on Saturday night.
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
According to Ormejuste, Jonathan Crompton is now listed second on the team's depth chart, while Tanner Marsh is listed third. Ormejuste also reported that the Alouettes are trying to put Smith on the 6-game injury list, but Smith doesn't want to and he isn't too pleased with the situation.
I'm told that Troy Smith is no longer the Alouettes starting QB. Alex Brink will start Saturday vs Riders. #CFL— Didier Orméjuste (@DidierRDS) August 11, 2014
The Alouettes intent to put Troy Smith on the 6-game injury list, but Smith doesn't want to and he isn't too pleased with the situation #CFL— Didier Orméjuste (@DidierRDS) August 11, 2014