Back where he started: Taylor traded to Montreal | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League Staff

MONTREAL -- Larry Taylor is going back to Montreal.

Tuesday, the Calgary Stampeders completed a trade with the Montreal Alouettes, acquiring a fifth-round pick (40th overall) in the 2014 CFL Draft in exchange for the import kick returner and a 2014 fifth-round pick (43rd overall).

The deal also includes conditional 2015 draft picks.

“We appreciate everything that Larry has done for us over the past three seasons and wish him the best in Montreal,” said Stampeders general manager John Hufnagel.

Taylor who also lines up as a receiver, began his professional career with the Alouettes in 2008, earning the CFL's Special Teams Player of the Year Award the following season. He finished the 2009 season with 1,971 combined yards, the most in the CFL, while also scoring three touchdowns.

"We welcome Larry back into the nest. Having obtained another one of our originals and one of the most exciting players in the CFL gives us great competition and depth at the WR and Returner positions," said Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp.

In 44 regular-season games with Calgary over the past three seasons, Taylor accumulated 3,055 kickoff-return yards, 1,637 punt-return yards and 659 missed-field goal-return yards. He added 39 catches for 321 yards and four touchdowns and 18 carries for 93 yards.

Fan Comments
als rule
montreal has signed CB/KR from hawaii U mike edwards!! now GM popp if edwards turns out to be a keeper don't pull a chad owens(who also came from hawaii U) and try to cut his salary and than trade him to toronto for a 4th round draft pick!!
February 27, 2014 - 6:25pm
als rule
alouette FA QB neiswander is trying to get a contract from the NFL chicago bears barring that he's prepared to sign with the T.O. argonauts!! vancouver FYI: FA DE/DT keron williams is attempting to get a NFL contract!! edmonton FYI: FA DT ted laurent is also attempting to get employment in the NFL!! these 2 seem to be the last high priced talent left to be signed in the CFL!!
February 27, 2014 - 5:27pm
Ron Murphy
Looks like the Als will have some punt returning now. Good move.
February 26, 2014 - 8:11am
als rule
so much for GM popp being upset with the hiring of HC higgins as he pulls off a stout trade costing nothing with hufnagel who needed room to sign sanders away from the green!!
February 25, 2014 - 9:04pm
Agree. Enough rants and cries of outrage from the Montreal media! Lets get on with the season. The Popp-Higgins association should work well.
February 26, 2014 - 9:19am
Als got Taylor for a whopping three draft spots. So basically, with this being a weak draft year, he is free. I realize Hufnagel needed space for Saunders, but to get nothing in return seems a little pointless.
February 25, 2014 - 9:00pm
als rule
@M: actually montreal received LT and a (43rd)2014 and a conditional '15(3rd round)draft choice!! while calgary receives a (40th)2014 and a conditional (3rd round)'15 draft choice!! so seems pretty even for both teams!!
February 26, 2014 - 10:38am
als rule
correction: montreal receives a 4th round draft pick rather than a 3rd round draft pick!!
February 27, 2014 - 4:49pm