East Division All-Star Parker extends with Als | CFL.ca | Official Site of the Canadian Football League

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MONTREAL -- The Alouettes announced on Thursday that import cornerback Billy Parker has agreed to a new two-year deal with the club.

Parker is coming off a career season in 2013, having been named a CFL East Division All-Star after helping the Alouettes defence lead the league in the majority of its defensive categories.

"Billy is a true leader, both on the field and in the locker room. A voice of wisdom, he offers an intelligent perspective to the game. He is Mr. Consistent,"

said Alouettes General Manager and Head Coach Jim Popp. 

"He has always made his biggest plays in the biggest games. Billy offers our team a player-type coach on the field, with a calming approach."

Last year the 32-year-old racked up a personal best 57 defensive tackles -- good for third among Alouettes -- while also batting down five passes, forcing a fumble, and recording an interception.

Parker, a native of Mechanicsville, VA has played five seasons in the CFL, all with the Alouettes, amassing 241 defensive tackles over that span, in addition to nine interceptions and a pair of back-to-back Grey Cup championships in 2009 and 2010.

Fan Comments
Good signing by Jim Popp. Parker has been solid and consistent since he entered the CFL. He's a very underrated player, glad to see Popp and the Al's decided to keep the core group of defensive guys together. Chemistry wins championships.
January 07, 2014 - 5:15pm
Both him and Cox will make Montreal a force on Defence. It was a great signing.
January 03, 2014 - 12:47pm
als rule
released before the season ended former alouette OL anthony barrette from concordia U. has been signed by the ottawa RBs!!
January 03, 2014 - 12:04pm
als rule
when will the CFL.CA transaction wire show up again as the last report was on 12-17-13?!!
January 02, 2014 - 6:29pm
als rule
another potential alouette FA signs up again with montreal!!
January 02, 2014 - 6:25pm