McManus likely to hand off ball

DAN TOTH -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:24 AM ET

Football fans, welcome to The Antiques Roadshow.

Two older gentlemen (even more senior than Danny McManus) lined up the aging CFL pivot to take some keepsake photographs yesterday at McMahon Stadium.

The 40-year-old passer was, of course, only too happy to oblige the greying fans, who know McManus might be making his final Calgary appearance tonight.

McManus is expected to step aside for backup Marcus Brady as the 3-11 Ticats, out of the CFL East playoff picture, begin pondering the future.

Third-stringer Kevin Eakin could also get a look against the Stamps.

"They have to see what's there at quarterback, evaluate all of us and decide what direction they want to go in the off-season," said McManus, in his 16th CFL campaign that has included six Grey Cup appearances.

"I imagine not only this game but the next three afterward would be an evaluation period."

Brady, 26, is in his fourth CFL season and is running out of chances to prove he belongs in the starting role.

"Marcus is a very in-depth quarterback who understands what's going on every play," McManus said.

"He knows what every receiver is doing, what every lineman is doing and a lot of other guys don't know that."

MCLOUGHLIN INKS DEAL: Former Stampeders kicker Mark McLoughlin confirmed yesterday he has signed a deal with the B.C. Lions.

McLoughlin, who retired after last season, is expected to take over the kicking duties under his old boss Wally Buono.


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