Tiger-Cats release quarterback Henry Burris

Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris looks dejected after an incompleted pass during CFL action last...

Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris looks dejected after an incompleted pass during CFL action last season. (AL CHAREST/QMI Agency/Files)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:50 PM ET

HAMILTON - Shown the door in Cowtown, Henry Burris has now been shown the door in Steeltown, opening a new door that may eventually land the future hall of fame quarterback in Winnipeg.

In the CFL, anything is possible with the potential for side deals and back-door moves, but as of today the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are Zach Collaros’ team and Burris no longer has a team to call his own.

On Thursday, the Ticats announced both Collaros’ signing — after the second-year quarterback spent basically one day as a free agent — and the decision to release Burris following two years in the Hammer.

Burris, despite his inconsistent nature, can still play at a high level and he’ll find a home, but he’s on his last legs, perhaps best suited for a backup role for a Grey Cup contender, assuming he accepts it.

He deserved more than the one-sentence sendoff provided by the Ticats, but in fairness the franchise is moving forward with Collaros, who clearly merits all the attention.


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