Saturday, June 27, 2009

Reggie Hunt News

The former Riders linebacker, who was released by Montreal, may be finding his way to the West coast to join brother Aaron. Here's what Mike Beamish of the Vancouver Sun is saying on that.....

Reggie Hunt, the veteran defender released by the Montreal Alouettes Thursday, is yet another linebacker on Wally Buono's gathering wish list, which includes two former Lions, Jamall Johnson and JoJuan Armour.
Hunt, a seven-year CFL veteran who was a four-time West Division all-star in Saskatchewan, said he would phone the Lions head coach and GM soon after his release. That hasn't happened at this point, according to Buono. Hunt, however, would be a natural fit in B.C. with his younger brother, Lions defensive tackle Aaron Hunt.
"We needed to get our roster set first," Buono said. "We're going to look at all of those guys. Those are players who could help us. They have a lot of experience and they bring a lot of things as human beings. If we can fit one of them in and help our football club, we'll do it."
Reggie Hunt, who hurt his shoulder and was held out of practices early in the Alouettes camp, was the second "name" linebacker to be let go by Montreal. Earlier, the Als released three-year veteran T.J. Hill, the team's starting strong-side linebacker last season. His departure sent reverberations through the team. Hunt's deletion did the same.
"Reggie Hunt should be on everybody's [wish] list," Buono said. "He's a very good football player. You saw what he did last year in Montreal, in a position that was not really that familiar to him. Right now, I haven't spoken to him. He probably wants to get his thoughts together and find out what he wants to do."
Buono said he doesn't have a deadline to sign another linebacker, but mentioned that "I can't wait too long."

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