Friday, April 29, 2016
ALOUETTES CONCLUDE FLORIDA MINI-CAMP
For most players, it represented their last chance to make a good impression on the coaching staff and scouts, but for everyone it was a last opportunity to practice the new plays they were just presented before the start of training camp.
One thing that is certain is that although everyone is fighting for a spot on the roster, all the players on site were willing and able to help one another. Veterans were seen helping the younger players, while receivers were congratulating defensive backs who prevented them from making a play. And vice-versa.
"We could definitely feel the camaraderie out on the field during mini-camp. Even if a lot of players are fighting for a spot on the roster, everyone here was willing to help their teammates so that they could all get better. That is a promising sign as the season approaches," said Alouettes General Manager and Head Coach, Jim Popp.
During this last day, the hottest of all three, a few players were able to stand out during drills, including quarterback, Rakeem Cato, who completed a nice 30-yard pass to Duron Carter early on.
On the defensive side, Billy Parker intercepted Kevin Glenn's first pass attempt during the skelly competition.
During the next few days, members of the football operations staff will continue to get ready for the upcoming CFL Canadian Draft on May 10th. Training camp will open on May 29, at Bishop's University in Sherbrooke, QC.