Troy Smith released by Montreal Alouettes
The Montreal Alouettes released quarterback Troy Smith on Thursday.
The former Heisman Trophy winner started the Als' first six games before being placed on the six-game injured list.
Smith completed 83 of 174 passes for 989 yards and four touchdowns this season. The six-foot 195-pound Columbus native also threw four interceptions.
Smith, a former standout at Ohio State University, also played three regular-season games for Montreal last year and the East Division semifinal.
The 6-8 Alouettes have struggled to find a steady replacement for Anthony Calvillo, who was a starter for over a decade before retiring last winter.
Jonathan Crompton has been under centre of late. He guided Montreal to a 40-9 win over Saskatchewan last week.