According to the Ottawa Sun, Jason Smith will retire prior to the season, scheduling a 10am press conference today. In a perfect world, Gator would have been with us 10 years ago and helped us battle through the old Toronto series. Instead, he'll sadly be tied to having an expensive contract and ending on a sour note - on the IR of a losing team. Of course, fans will also see the silver lining of $2.6M in cap space being freed up since Smith signed at 34 years of age (contracts signed at 35 or older cannot come off the books upon retirement).
We'll miss ya, warrior!