MONTREAL -- The Montreal Alouettes announced on Monday the signing of linebacker Nicolas Boulay and guard Simon Légaré to two-year deals with the club. Both local players were picked by Montreal in last week's 2013 CFL Canadian Draft.
Boulay (6'0'', 220 lbs.) , joins Montreal after being selected in the fourth round with the 30th overall pick. The four-year veteran with the University of Sherbrooke Vert et Or was named the team's defensive player of the year following a remarkable season in which his 58.5 tackles ranked fourth in the Quebec conference and sixth in the country.
Brown spent four seasons as a linebacker with the University of Connecticut Huskies and was named a Big East All-Star in his senior year after recording 55 tackles, 10 sacks and four forced fumbles. The 26-year-old was also signed by the Calgary Stampeders in February 2012 before being released during training camp.
Wells (6'1", 200 lbs.), signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2012. A transfer from the University of Texas, collegiately Wells took over as a starting defensive back upon his arrival at Stephen F. Austin State University.
In just two seasons, the Beaumont, TX native was named an all-conference cornerback. Wells had one interception in his senior year and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown helping SFA end the season on a five-game winning streak in 2011.
All four players are scheduled to report to the Alouettes' training camp beginning June 2 at Bishop's University.