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Updated Dec 12! Als news cont! Tony Washington new deal! OL Matte new deal!
« Reply #195 on: December 12, 2018, 09:39:19 AM »
Report direct from Als media. Alouettes sign new deals with six players from practice roster.

Montreal, November 12, 2018 – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Wednesday that the club has signed six players that were on their practice roster in 2018, including former Université de Sherbooke long snapper Maxime Latour. With the other players put under contract are cornerback Marcellus Pippins, offensive lineman Andrew Erbes, linebacker Jason Hall and receivers Damond Powell and Zac Parker. All players signed one-year contracts.

Latour (6'4'', 250 lbs.) played for Sherbrooke University Vert et Or in U Sports League where he spent four seasons. The long snapper from Valleyfield, Qc. made a good impression at Kohl's Camp last January in Jacksonville. One month later, the 25-year-old receive an invitation to participate in a professional camp in Phoenix.

Pippins (5'10'', 178 lbs.) played 42 games with the Washington State University Cougars, while being a starter for 31 of them. The 23-year-old cornerback recorded 104 tackles, 6.5 for losses, one sack, five interceptions, 19 knockdowns, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. The Richmond, CA native also returned a blocked field goal over 72 yards for a touchdown. Last January, he took part in the Tropical Bowl.

Erbes (6'2'', 310 lbs.) wore a few different uniforms at the collegiate level. The 23-year-old Alamogordo, NM native started off with the Arizona State University Sun Devils, before playing for the Colorado Mesa University Mavericks and the UNLV Rebels. At Colorado Mesa University, he was part of an offensive line that enabled Mesa to average 28 points and 424.2 yards of total offence per game. He earned all-Western States Football League honours and was an all-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference choice as well.

Hall (6'3'', 218 lbs.) was a productive defender during his time with the Texas University Longhorns. After entering the starting lineup as a true freshman, the 22-year-old linebacker started 32 of the 48 games he played in for the Longhorns, finishing his career with 174 tackles, seven tackles for loss, five sacks, three interceptions and 13 knockdowns. The native of South Grand Prairie, TX took part in the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons' training camps.

Parker (5'9'', 190 lbs.) started his collegiate career with Liberty University Flames. In 35 games he collected 79 receptions, adding 740 yards and one touchdown. He returned 21 punts, registering 144 yards and one touchdown. On eight kickoff returns, he gained 111 yards. The 24-year-old helped his team to an undefeated season and claiming the CIAA Championship title. The receiver from Reston, VA was named to the 2017 All-CIAA Honorable Mention team. In 11 games, he made 34 catches, registering 676 yards and four touchdowns. He returned eight kickoffs adding 135 yards and 19 punts totalizing 212 yards and one touchdown. He took part in the Washington Redskins' training camp in 2018.

Powell (5''11', 180 lbs.) played two seasons for the Iowa University Hawkeyes. In 20 games, he caught 31 balls for 608 yards and five touchdowns. The 26-year-old receiver signed a contract with the Arizona Cardinals in 2015, but didn't take part in their training camp due to an injury. The Toledo, OH native played two years in the All-Indoor Football League and was named to their First Team All-IFL while he was with the Cedar Rapids Titans. He also played for the Sioux Falls Storm.

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Re: Updated Dec 14! Als news cont! 6 new deals! Tony Washington new deal!
« Reply #196 on: December 14, 2018, 08:54:16 AM »
Report direct from Als media. New contract for receiver Eugene Lewis.

Montreal, December 14 2018 – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Friday that international receiver Eugene Lewis signed a one-year deal with the club.

Lewis (6'1'', 208 lbs.) will return with the Alouettes for a third season. In 2018, his first complete season with Montreal, he led the team with 827 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns. The 25-year-old athlete caught 44 balls and had two games with 100 receiving yards or more. Lewis also proved his versatility throwing as he threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to George Johnson on a trick play against Toronto.

"In his first full season with the Alouettes Eugene continued to demonstrate what he brings to the table, with his effort, his attitude and his ability to make important plays", said Montreal Alouettes' General Manager Kavis Reed. "He is still young and will have the opportunity to play an even bigger role in our offence next season."

Lewis played three seasons with the Penn State University Nittany Lions and spent one year with Oklahoma University Sooners. In 51 collegiate games, including 19 as a starter, he caught 122 passes for 1,569 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Prior to joining the Alouettes, the Norristown, PA native took part in mini-camps with the Cincinnati Bengals and Seattle Seahawks.

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Updated Jan 5! Als news cont! WR Eugene Lewis new deal! 6 new deals!
« Reply #197 on: January 05, 2019, 12:02:35 PM »
Report direct from Als media. Montreal, January 3, 2019 – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Thursday that the club has released national defensive back Tevaughn Campbell in order to allow him to pursue opportunities in the NFL.

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Report direct from Als media. Alouettes sign former Rouge et Or quarterback Hugo Richard.

Montreal, January 7, 2019 – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Monday that the club has signed national quarterback Hugo Richard to a two-year-deal.

Richard (6'2", 225 lbs.) concluded his collegiate career on the best possible note when he led the Université Laval Rouge et Or to a 34-20 win over the McMaster University Marauders on November 24, allowing his team to hoist the Vanier Cup in front of its fans at Stade Telus-Université Laval. The 24-year-old quarterback completed 23 of 31 passes for 348 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 60 rushing yards and a major. During his five seasons in Quebec City, Richard led the Rouge et Or to two Vanier Cup championships, earning the game MVP honours both times.

"Hugo had a brilliant collegiate career and continuously showed progression, while winning numerous team and individual awards," said Alouettes General Manager Kavis Reed. "He deserves a chance to showcase his ability at the quarterback position and we will give him the opportunity to do so with his hometown team, which he is already familiar with."

Indeed, Richard took part in the Alouettes' training camp in 2017 as a guest quarterback.

In 38 career games with Laval, the Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC native completed 782 of his 1,145 passes for gains of 10,271 yards, while throwing 70 touchdown passes. Richard was also a rushing threat for opposing defences as he also kept the ball 200 times for gains of 1,228 yards and 30 majors. He is the only player in RSEQ history to score 70 passing and 30 rushing touchdowns.

The former Vanier Cegep Cheetah received many awards while sporting the Rouge et Or uniform, as he was named the RSEQ player of the year in 2014, 2017 and 2018, as well as being voted rookie of the year on the provincial and national levels in 2014. Richard also received second team All-Canadian honours in 2014 and 2017.

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Updated Jan 14! Als news cont! QB Hugo Richard signs! New deals!
« Reply #199 on: January 14, 2019, 02:07:52 PM »
Report direct from Als media. Alouettes sign three draft picks from 2018 including Étienne Moisan.

Montreal, January 10, 2018 – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Thursday that the club has signed new deals with three of it's 2018 draft picks including Université Laval wide receiver Étienne Moisan. Receiver Richmond Nketiah as well as defensive back Lekab Idowu also signed new deals. All three were present at the Alouettes training camp last spring, but Moisan was a spectator as he was nurturing a lingering injury.

Moisan (6'0", 195 lbs.) was drafted in the sixth round (51st overall) by the Alouettes. He returned to Université Laval to play one final season last fall and helped the Rouge et Or win its 10th Vanier Cup in school history. In five games last season, he caught four passes good for 57 yards, maintaining a 14.2-yard average per catch. The 24-year-old Saint-Eustache, QC native completed his collegiate career with 50 catches for 699 yards and three majors, while making nine tackles.

Nketiah (6'0", 188 lbs.), who was drafted in the seventh round (56th overall), caught 23 passes for 278 yards and two majors last season with the Waterloo University Warriors. During his time with the Warriors, the 23-year-old amassed 996 receiving yards on 83 catches, while carrying the ball 36 times for 141 yards and a touchdown. He also returned 17 kickoffs for 397 yards.

Idowu (5'8", 188 lbs.) was selected in the eighth round (61st overall). The defensive back did not play in 2018, after registering 24 tackles in 2017 with the Windsor University Lancers.

The Alouettes also announced that the following players were added to the roster:

Andrew Bennett (N) WR, Regina
Josh Cleveland (I) RB, Bowling Green State
Jordan Harris (I) LB, Iowa State
Deaundre Jones-Williams (I) WR, Glenville State College
Jamarcus King (I) DB, South Carolina
Damian Love (I) OL, Texas A&M
Lonte Morton (I) DL, Virginia Union
Elijah Norris (I) DL, Shepherd College
Andrew Opoku (I) WR, Delaware
DeQuinton Osborne (I) DL, Oklahoma State
Jake Wieneke (I) WR, South Dakota State

The club also announced that the following players have been released:

Lawrence Pittman (I) RB, Wingate
Drew Willy (I) QB, Buffalo

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