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Jones: Ticats to trade QB Vernon Adams Jr.

HAMILTON — June Jones says the Ticats will trade quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. to one of two teams.

The head coach said a deal would be made on Thursday, with Edmonton and Montreal both being involved in trade talks and the rest being up to Adams’ agent.

“Vernon, had a real good talk with him. We’re talking trade with two teams actually and it should be done by the time I get back into meetings, but I’m kind of leaving it up to his agent.”

Adams, 25, was traded to the Ticats as part of the shuffle that sent Charleston Hughes to Saskatchewan. The Oregon product has three CFL seasons under his belt, thorwing for 583 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.

He was made expendable after the Ticats signed Johnny Manziel, dropping Adams to third on the depth chart behind Manziel and starter Jeremiah Masoli.

“As soon as we signed Johnny it changed, that’s what I told Vernon,” said Jones. “I love Vernon, he’s a great kid. He played really well for me in the East-West Shrine Game. Everything in this league changes so fast, that’s what I told him — ‘maybe in two years you’ll be right back with me’ and that’s just how this is.

“The numbers changed so fast when we signed Johnny, that’s how it went out.”

More to come…