Canadian Football League

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Canadian Football League QB Printers making the rounds

Raiders Coach Norv Turner gave his players Monday off instead of the customary Tuesday. Therefore, quarterbacks Kerry Collins and Marques Tuiasosopo weren't around when the Raiders worked out quarterbacks Rohan Davey and Casey Printers.
It's not unusual for teams to work out players throughout the season. But why look at other quarterbacks with only two games remaining when rookie Andrew Walter, the No. 3 quarterback, has yet to take a snap? Walter has a groin-area injury but says he's healthy enough to play.
It's possible the Raiders are already looking ahead to next season in anticipation of a shake-up at quarterback.
Remember, Turner benched starter Collins for one game, looked at Tuiasosopo for one game, then returned to Collins. It's unlikely Collins will be a Raider next season because of a prohibitive salary that includes a $2.5 million roster bonus -- unless he restructures his contract.
Neither Davey nor Printers was signed. Davey re-signed with the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday. Raiders senior personnel executive Mike Lombardi termed the workouts ``exploratory at best.''
Lombardi said the Raiders know little about Printers, who has played three seasons in the Canadian Football League, but said Davey, the New England Patriots' backup for Tom Brady in 2002-04, is ``a guy that we've known about but wanted to take a look at.''


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