MONTREAL -- With free agency just over two weeks away, the Montreal Alouettes have decided to give a trio of players a bit of a head start.
Friday, the Als announced that they have released QB Adrian McPherson, receiver Brian Bratton and kick returner Trent Guy.
McPherson and Bratton were slated to become free agents on Feb. 15.
The release of McPherson ends months of speculation of whether or not the five-year veteran would enter free agency.
It was expected that the 29-year-old pivot would leave the Alouettes after perennial starter Anthony Calvillo announced that he’d be returning under centre in Montreal for another two seasons.
Guy played one season in Montreal emerging as their most viable option on kick returns in the second half of the 2012 season. He finished with 32 kick returns for 720 yards.
He also added a record-tying 129-yard missed field goal return vs. Toronto in September.