Tirol Raiders cut QB Christian Strong following win, star WR Jarvis McClam quits team in protest

After leading the Tirol Raiders to a 25-24 victory over the surging Munich Ravens at home in Innsbruck, the team’s sixth win of the season, starting quarterback Christian Strong was released Sunday evening.

After being informed that Strong was cut, star wide receiver Jarvis McClam told the team he was leaving as well. McClam has been a teammate of Strong’s since their college playing days at Seton Hall University.

Strong threw for 293 yards and three touchdowns in the win over Munich while McClam had five catches for 47 yards and a team-best two touchdowns.

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In fact, after eight games, Strong was the third leading passer in the ELF having thrown for 2,126 yards and 17 touchdowns against seven interceptions while McClam was the ELF’s second leading receiver with 61 receptions for 788 yards and eight touchdowns.

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The team issued the following brief statement:

As part of an evaluation of the current season, RAIDERS Tirol decided to change the position of quarterback and parted ways with Christian Strong. Along the way, wide receiver Jarvis McClam, who has been with Strong since college, has decided to leave the club.

Raiders General Manager Ulz Däuber:

“We regret Jarvis’s wish to leave the club, as we would have liked to see him continue in the RAIDERS Tirol jersey. We would like to thank both players for their commitment and their time at RAIDERS Tirol and wish them every success for the future”.

According to the team, a new quarterback will be announced shortly. The Raiders‘ next game is August 12 when they face the Helvetic Guards.

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