MONTREAL — The Alouettes continue to lock up their own before the holidays, inking national receiver Eric Deslauriers to a contract extension. Earlier in the week Montreal signed running back Tyrell Sutton to a new three-year deal.
A veteran of seven CFL seasons, Deslauriers had 17 catches for 153 yards last season. The Eastern Michigan product’s best season was his rookie campaign in 2007 where he hauled in 23 passes for 325 yards and a touchdown.
“Eric is a great team player. He has sacrificed and played the role he has been asked throughout his career”, declared Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp.
“He is also the energizer of our team. Very few players have the ability to get the attention of their teammates and get them to raise their level as Eric has.”
The Alouettes also announced the signing of international receiver Brandan Green to a two-year contract.
Green (6’00’’, 195 lbs.), who is 23 years-old, returns to the Alouettes after taking part in the team’s training camp earlier this year. The former Grand Valley State University Laker played the team’s second pre-season contest against the Ottawa REDBLACKS on June 20 where he caught three passes for 21 yards.
During his senior year with the Lakers, he hauled in 53 passes for 1,210 yards and six touchdowns averaging almost 80 yards per game. He also rushed for 267 yards and three touchdowns on 24 rush attempts.
“Brandan made a great impression on our scouting and coaching staff as well as his teammates last season. Though he didn’t make the team due to our depth, our intention was to bring him back and give him another shot,” said Popp.