Are Ticats looking to deal Maas?

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:44 AM ET

The CFL rumour mill is spitting out Jason Maas's name this week, suggesting the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are looking to deal their starting pivot.

Pulled in back-to-back games by coach Ron Lancaster, Maas has the lowest quarterback rating among regular starters in the league and has thrown a league-high 10 interceptions.

In his last two games alone, the former Eskimo star hasn't eclipsed 135 yards in either outing - 16 of 27 for 118 yards last Saturday and 12 of 27 for 131 yards on Aug. 19.

But Edmonton Eskimo head coach Danny Maciocia doesn't really believe Maas will be traded.

"I'd be surprised if they dealt him," said the coach, who still regularly talks with his former pivot.

"I can't see how they would deal Jason Maas. And I can just imagine what they would be looking for."

Compounding the issue of dealing Maas - if he's indeed on the block - is the fact his salary is rumoured to be $300,000 annually.


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