The Montreal Alouettes are cleaning house as they wrap up a trying season.
Receivers Duron Carter and Kenny Stafford sent out tweets Monday morning alluding to a departure from the team. TSN CFL Insider Gary Lawless spoke to Carter Monday and confirmed the news.
The club made the news official later in the morning.
Head coach Jacques Chapdelaine told Carter that he wouldn't be featured the rest of the season, according to Lawless.
Carter has had a slew of disagreements with coaches and players this season, namely quarterback Rakeem Cato. During a mid-September practice, Cato reportedly got into verbal altercations with both Carter and Stafford, with Cato even shoving Carter at one point.
Carter, 25, has recorded 938 yards receiving with five touchdowns in 2016, his third year with the club. Despite the late season release, Carter still wants to play football somewhere this season.
Unfortunately the talented receiver will have to wait till next year to return to the field as players released after the trade deadline can sign with another club, but are ineligible to play the rest of the year.
Stafford has 215 yards receiving with a pair of touchdowns catches over nine contests. The 26-year-old played in Montreal during the 2014 season before putting up the best numbers of his career in Edmonton last season. He signed a one-year deal to re-join the Als this season.
Montreal sits last in the East Division with a 4-11 record.