The Toronto Argonauts have placed quarterback Michael Bishop on waivers, according to TSN CFL Insider Dave Naylor in a report on globesports.com.
The report says that speculation around the CFL is that the move was made as either an effort to gauge trade interest in Bishop or to possibly release him altogether.
Bishop, 32, had his best CFL season in 2007. After struggling to get playing time behind starter Damon Allen and then not performing consistently when he did get on the field throughout his first five CFL seasons, Bishop passed for 2,920 yards and 22 touchdowns and 11 interceptions with a QB rating of 87.5 in 2007.
The Argonauts acquired the reigning CFL Most Outstanding Player Kerry Joseph in the off-season, leaving Bishop in yet another fight for playing time; one that he appears destined to lose.
"Bishop is one of the 42 men dressing for us tomorrow. Teams confidentially put about 17 guys per week on waivers to make roster moves. It has no bearing on anything. I'm not sure if he was put on waivers but either way that has no bearing on our team - he is an Argo," the Argonauts said in a statement.
Bishop has completed six of 14 passes for 111 yards and a touchdown through the first two games this season.
The Kansas State product is in his seventh CFL season.