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MONTREAL --  One day after releasing him, the Montreal Alouettes have brought Jerald Brown back into the fold. The Als also announced the signing of linebacker Steve Octavien.

Brown had a comeback season in 2012 after suffering a season-ending broken right ankle in 2011's season-opener. Last year, the 32-year-old defensive back finished tied for third among Alouettes with 52 defensive tackles. He also snagged a pair of interceptions, including one which he returned 33 yards against the Calgary Stampeders in Week 3, setting up a last-minute come-from-behind-win for the Alouettes.

The Washington, D.C. native has racked up a career 154 defensive tackles over four seasons with the Alouettes, including 57 in 2010, the year he was named a CFL East Division All-Star.

“We are happy Jerald has decided to extend his stay with our team,” said Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp. “Jerald is versatile and can play all positions on the back end. He brings a lot of self-confidence and leadership to our secondary.”

Octavien was previously a member of the NFL's Kansas Chiefs (2008), Washington Redskins (2008), Dallas Cowboys (2008-2009) and Cleveland Browns (2010) as well as the AFL's Tampa Bay Storm (2012) before joining the Omaha Nighthawks in the UFL last fall.

The 28-year-old played collegiately at Nebraska, racking-up a team-high 92 tackles during his final season of eligibility in 2007. He also recorded 15 tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks that season, his efforts earning him the nod as the Huskers' 2007 Defensive MVP and an honourable mention on the All-Big 12.

Fan Comments
wild horse
Let's go to Training Camp!! I'm ready NOW !!!! Order your Argoburgers.
February 20, 2013 - 12:41pm
als rule
als call 11am news conference tomorrow to announce the naming of dan hawkins as their new HC!! will name dan miller as OC and retain noel thorpe as DC!! may also be naming other position assistant coaches!! GO ALS GO!! ALS RULE THE EASTERN CONFERENCE!! OH YEAH BABY!!
February 18, 2013 - 9:50pm
wild horse
You don't improve by letting your solid players leave. #39 is a keeper. Argos would try to snap him up tomorrow, they specialize in Als cast-offs.
February 17, 2013 - 6:07pm
als rule
released then agreed to the re-working of his contract for '13!!
February 16, 2013 - 10:53pm
wild horse
Bravo! Releasing #39 was just a negotiating strategy. Don't worry guys, Als D will be better.
February 16, 2013 - 8:56pm
cant get any worse.....but staying with the same players, doesn't show improvement
February 17, 2013 - 8:39am
als rule
your argos losing players isn't showing improvement BUT it can get worse for you by staying with your same players!!
February 28, 2013 - 8:13pm