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MontrealAlouettes.com Staff

MONTREAL -- The Montreal Alouettes announced on Friday that the club has signed import free-agent Geoff Tisdale to a two-year deal. The 26-year-old veteran cornerback has played five seasons in the CFL, including four with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Als also announced the release of DB Jerald Brown.

Tisdale amassed 35 defensive tackles and a pair of interceptions in 15 games with the Tiger-Cats last season, racking up a season-high eight defensive tackles in Week 9 against the Alouettes. Over five seasons, the Pacoima, CA native has accumulated 198 defensive tackles and 17 interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns.

"We are excited about Geoff joining our team," said Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp. "We will be rebuilding our defense and Geoff will get to be a part of the process. We look forward to Geoff bringing his veteran leadership into our locker room and are looking for a big year from one of the better bump and run corners in the CFL."



Fan Comments
wild horse
Injuries are a Cop Out? Sorry Dude, with the limited rosters in the CFL that response is just a cliche.
February 16, 2013 - 8:51pm
als rule
if you believe injuries are the reason the als D stunk for 2 straight years you know very little about CFL football and limited rosters have nothing to do with it either!!
February 16, 2013 - 11:34pm
wild horse
You guys are traumatized by the last two years of D. The Als D as Washington Generals. It's been bad. We WERE decimated by injuries, but that excuse gets boring. Remember - In 2009 Als allowed 324 points, 100+ less than the next best team. THAT was Defence. Need a D-C of Chris Jones caliber.
February 16, 2013 - 1:18pm
als rule
no!! poor very poor coaching defensively and by the HC!!
February 17, 2013 - 10:48am
is it april fools day?....brown was far from good, but tisdale has been a joke for yrs
February 16, 2013 - 7:56am
als rule
AF4L31: "brown far from good" LOL LOL LOL. "BUT tisdale has been a joke for yrs" if anybody would know it's definitely you!! LOL LOL LOL
February 17, 2013 - 4:34pm
als rule
als A RB brandon whitaker attempting to try NFL once medically cleared to work out!! with whitaker out of the running in this season's F/agency period that basically closes/end free agency in the CFL!! nothing left BUT scraps/crumps!!
February 15, 2013 - 11:29pm
Im with A.R!! during the als GC years.. our greatest offensive plays where beautiful (naturally), but all the other teams `highlight plays` were against US!! we have had holes in our defence for years, that's the side of the ball we NEED to clean up!!
February 15, 2013 - 11:05pm
als rule
100% correct!!
February 17, 2013 - 10:53am
wild horse
I was sorry when they originally signed #33, and he did nothing for us. But Jerald Brown played some good D for the Als. I'm looking for a 6-7 man rotation of beasts up front. Hopkins, Scooter Berry, and Alan-Michael Cash have all played well. There's some Cdn. talent at DE as well.
February 15, 2013 - 10:48pm
als rule
anderson was a bust and was far I mean far from a shutdown corner!! brown did play well for us except for all the pass interference red flags!! BUT his time came to an end!! hopkins returns, berry looked good, cash I'm not sure about a return match for '13 plus others and at DE bowman, lockley, Ihekwoaba plus others!! BUT more signings need to be done in this area!! #96 will be missed!!
February 16, 2013 - 11:28am
als rule
also on the als roster for TC in '13: A oghu DT, lewis DT, lavarias DE, jenkins DT(? suspended last year), plus C adebayo DL & ameet DL!!
February 16, 2013 - 11:31am
wild horse
The Grey Cup years = nothing wrong with Als D. Predicated on pressure from the front 4. Trestman a BUST on D ? Remember the INJURIES. But Dwight Anderson WAS a BUST. Good Riddance. Tisdale is a good signing. You're dreaming A.R., Brandon Whitaker is a full cut above his possible replacements.
February 15, 2013 - 6:13pm
Tisdale came off the worst defense (especially backfield) from last season. Injuries did play a part but didn't affect how he was used. He was obviously cut for a reason!
February 15, 2013 - 11:12pm
als rule
sorry bud als can get by quite well without whitaker if that indeed happen!! devine/anderson/jennings/messam/diedrick/lavoie though not the same style as brandon can in their own way play WELL for the als!! ANY WORD ON A CB MARK ESTELLE RETURNING TO THE ALS? HAS HE RECOVERED FROM HIS MAJOR LEG INJURY? injuries can't be used to explain our poor defence that's nothing BUT a cop out!! anderson was a real pathetic signing by GM popp!! and trestman knew as much about defence and special teams as a PQ premier knows about british/english history!! als D during the GC years was a credit to former DC who's currently the HC of the BBs and not anything to do with trestman!!
February 15, 2013 - 11:20pm
thought you wanted to upgrade the D and then u want estelle back....its not 2003...LOL LOL LOL
February 16, 2013 - 8:00am
als rule
trestman may have known offence BUT defensively was a BUST, ZERO, DISASTER!! so no question the defence will be the focus this off season!!
February 15, 2013 - 4:32pm
als rule
no surprise brown released!! a little surprised tisdale was signed BUT a 26 year old CB has to be better then that bum dwight anderson!! brandon whitaker? if he leaves the als his position has 3 or 4 players ready to take over his position at RB!!
February 15, 2013 - 4:21pm
Als continue to pick up other teams' cast offs!! LOL LOL!
February 15, 2013 - 3:59pm
als rule
talk about cast offs they all end up in hamilton sooner rather then later!! LOL LOL LOL
February 15, 2013 - 11:04pm
examples? oh yeah you always shoot your mouth off before thinking and can't back it up...kind of like your playoff predictions LOL LOL LOL
February 16, 2013 - 7:58am
How about an example to back up your talk??
February 16, 2013 - 11:19am