Monday, July 4, 2011

McPherson has productive pre-season but returns to backup role

After a productive pre-season, quarterback Adrian McPherson found himself in his familiar backup role to Anthony Calvillo when the defending Canadian Football League Montreal Alouettes opened their season last week.

In two pre-season games, the Southeast High product completed 12 of 20 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns without an interception.

McPherson could’ve opted out of his contract, but signed on through the 2012 season in hopes of someday replacing Calvillo, a CFL legend who is the verge of breaking nearly every passing record in league history.

Now 38, Calvillo had off season surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid gland, but he didn’t show any ill effects or look as if he was slowing down in Montreal’s regular season opening 30-26 victory over the BC Lions completing, 22 of 30 passes for 312 yards and three touchdowns.

McPherson did not throw a pass and ran the ball once for two yards. Former University of South Florida receiver S.J. Green, had a nice game with six catches for 88 yards.

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