June 19, 2018

Alouettes release sophomore QB Pipkin

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes have released three players, the team announced Tuesday, including sophomore quarterback Antonio Pipkin.

National receiver Seydou Junior Haidara and international running back Amir Carlisle were also let go.

Pipkin was part of the group competing for the Alouettes’ starting quarterback job in training camp this year. The 22-year-old saw his first action in the three-down game last November, stepping in against the Ticats and completing just two of nine passing attempts for 14 yards.

The Alouettes appear to have decided on their quarterback depth chart going into the season, with Drew Willy starting ahead of Matt Shiltz and recently-signed Jeff Mathews. Rookie Garrett Fugate is on the team’s practice roster.

Shiltz remains on the team’s one-game injured list following Week 1, with his status up in the air going into a Week 2 clash with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.