May 18, 2010

Alouettes sign five Canadians to roster Staff

MONTREAL — Montreal Alouettes’ Vice President and General Manager Jim Popp announced today that quarterback Marc-Olivier Brouillette, offensive lineman Ryan Bomben and linebacker Justin Conn – all three of whom were selected in the 2010 CFL Canadian Draft – have all signed contracts and will be expected at training camp this June.

With the recent signing of Brian Ridgeway, all drafted players eligible to sign with the Alouettes have now done so and will participate to training camp; Kristian Matte and Chima Ihekwoaba will attend NFL training camps with the Houston Texans and Detroit Lions, respectively, while Curtis Dublanko will remain at North Dakota. 
“The signings of these players will give our team a chance to improve, and all of them will have a legitimate shot at making our team. Our scouting staff was elated with our draft as we were able to choose and secure seven of our club’s top 25-rated players from the 2010 CFL Canadian Draft,” Jim Popp said. “What also made this draft special is that we were able to get our hands on top-rated players who were also excellent students, from our province and local universities.”

Brouillette (6’0”, 230 lbs) was chosen in the third round, 23rd overall, of the 2010 draft. He played six games with the University of Montreal Carabins in 2009, recording 966 passing yards, six passing touchdowns and five interceptions in 77 completions while registering 241 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries. He is 23.

Bomben (6’5”, 280 lbs) was selected in the fourth round, 31st overall. He played six games with the Guelph Gryphons in 2009, and was named an Ontario Conference first-team All-Star. He is 23.

Conn (6’3”, 230 lbs) was chosen in the sixth round, 47th overall. He played nine games with the Bishop’s Gaiters last season, recording 26 tackles and five tackles for a loss of 11 yards. He is 21.

Two more Canadians

The Alouettes also announced that fullback and long snapper Reed Anderson and defensive end Chris Parris will participate in their 2010 training camp as undrafted Canadian free agents and non-counters (players who do not count against the team’s overall roster limit).

Anderson (6’1”, 240 lbs) played eight games with the St. Mary’s Huskies in 2009, primarily at long snapper. He is 22.

Parris (6’4”, 240 lbs) played 10 games with the Charleston Southern Buccaneers in 2009, recording 14 tackles, two sacks and three tackles for a loss. He is 25.