If you blinked once you probably missed it. After being under contract by the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats for exactly 33 days, former Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier was released by the team on Friday morning and is now forced to once again ponder his future as an athlete.
Aside from the fact that the Tiger-Cats made their first exhibition appearance on Wednesday and are still preparing for the start of their 2012 campaign, Forcier managed to toss an interception on just four pass attempts in his brief stint on the field. His dual-threat ability (he ran for seven yards on a single attempt) clearly wasn't enough to impress the coaching staff in the end either, as his small frame and inconsistent arm were each clearly working against him from the beginning.
Likely to be the No. 4 quarterback behind a list of names that included onetime Central Michigan touchdown machine Dan LeFevour, Forcier is now rapidly running out of suitors for his services as a compensated quarterback. His unorthodox style of playing the position seemed to be tailor-made for the CFL's game, but now there are serious questions about whether he'll ever get another shot to play professional football.
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