Flu sidelines Manziel at Alouettes practice
Quarterback Johnny Manziel wasn’t at the Montreal Alouettes’ practice Monday. A team official said the former Heisman Trophy winner was suffering from the flu. Manziel did practise Sunday, taking reps with the second-team offence. Antonio Pipkin remains Montreal’s starter, having posted a 2-1 record since taking the job. Manziel started two games for Montreal, both losses. He went through concussion protocol following Montreal’s 24-14 loss to Ottawa on Aug. 24. But he was the backup to Pipkin in the Als’ 21-11 victory over the Redblacks on Aug. 31. Montreal (3-8) hosts the B.C. Lions (4-6) Friday.