Als, cornerback White agree to one-year extension

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes locked up a key part of their defence, signing a one-year contract extension with cornerback Mitchell White.

The deal came an hour before the start of free agency at noon ET on Tuesday. White, 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, amassed 31 defensive tackles in 15 games last season. The 25-year-old also knocked down two passes. In two seasons with Montreal, the former Michigan State Spartan made 61 defensive tackles and picked off one pass in 26 games.

“Mitchell has continued to grow while being with our team. He consistently locked down a starting position last season and offers us security at the wide side of the field. His best football is on the horizon,” said Alouettes General Manager and Head Coach Jim Popp.

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The Alouettes starting cornerback had his most productive game of the season on Aug. 8 against the Ottawa REDBLACKS, when he recorded five defensive tackles. He also registered one special teams tackle last season.