At the very least, Adrian McPherson's return to the CFL has been put on hold, and it may not ever happen now.
The Calgary Stampeders placed McPherson, who is still dealing with an injury suffered in the Arena Football League last year, on the retired list.
"The football team and Adrian had hoped the hand injury would have been resolved by the time training camp started and we're disappointed that Adrian's current health situation will not allow him to compete for a roster spot at this time," Stampeders head coach and GM John Hufnagel said in a team statement. "We'll be staying in touch with him as he continues to get the injury treated and may consider bringing him up at a later date."
McPherson, at one point thought to be the heir apparent to Anthony Calvillo in Montreal, left the CFL last year for the Arena Football League. Prior to that the 31-year-old spent five years with the Alouettes, throwing for 1,505 yards and 10 touchdowns to just six interceptions. McPherson also ran for 20 touchdowns in his CFL career.
The team also signed QBs Brian Hudson and Bryant Moniz.