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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Is Printers headed back to Canadian Football League?

The 24-year-old Printers, who won the 2004 Most Outstanding Player award with the B.C. Lions, was just one of the big names released on Saturday as NFL teams tried to trim their rosters to 53 players.
Now the question is whether Printers will clear waivers and find a spot on the Chiefs practice squad or make a possible return to the CFL.
When he signed with Kansas City in January, Printers was thought to provide a young, athletic back-up for 36-year-old Chiefs starter Trent Green.
But he played poorly in four exhibition games and fell to fourth on the team's depth chart behind Damon Huard and Kansas City's third-round draft pick Brodie Croyle.
In three years in the CFL, Printers passed for 6,763 yards and 45 touchdowns and rushed for 849 yards and another 11 TDs. But after replacing Dave Dickinson in 2004 he lost his starting job at the Grey Cup when Dickinson returned from injury. B.C lost the game 27-19 to the Toronto Argonauts.
In 2005, the simmering quarterback controversy continued, with Printers losing out because of injuries and his public complaints.


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