Troy Smith, the former starting quarterback for the Montreal Alouettes, was released on Thursday.
The former Heisman winner at Ohio State bounced around the NFL as a backup before heading north to Montreal in August. Smith started 10 games during his two partial seasons with the team, completing 49.7 percent of his passes for 1,873 yards with 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also had 96 rushing yards and two rushing TD’s.
Smith went on the six-week injured list, giving current starter Jonathan Crompton the chance he needed. Since taking over for Smith, Crompton has gone 5-1 to keep pace in the suddenly exciting East Divisional race.
Expect Smith to head to the new FXFL, a new four-franchise league playing out of Boston, Brooklyn and the football starved Omaha. A fourth team plays in roaming cities as the league gets established.