MONTREAL -- Heading into a crucial Eastern clash with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday, the Montreal Alouettes appear set on putting the ball in quarterback Troy Smith's hands.
According to the team's official Twitter account, GM/Head coach Jim Popp said that Smith 'could and likely will' get the start in Week 17. With a win, the Als would clinch a playoff spot for the 14th-straight season.
They could, however, clinch a spot before they even hit the field, as a Bombers loss would also punch their ticket to the post-season dance.
Should Smith officially get the nod, he'd enter his first CFL start with just 15 career passes for 100 yards, one touchdown pass and two interceptions. He's also ran the ball nine times for 17 yards and a pair of scores.
Smith, 29, joined the Alouettes in mid-August, signing a two-year deal.
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