February 19, 2012

Alouettes go Hunt-ing, sign DT


MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes announced on Tuesday the signing of defensive tackle Aaron Hunt, linebacker Mark Restelli and defensive tackle Alan-Michael Cash. All three import players have signed two-year deals with the club.

Hunt (6’3”, 280 lbs.) became a free agent last week after spending his six-year CFL career with the BC Lions. Last year, the 31-year-old recorded 29 defensive tackles including seven sacks in 17 games and was voted a CFL All-Star for the second time in his career, having also earned the honour in 2008. The former product of Texas Tech University tallied 170 tackles and 41 sacks with the Lions.

Restelli (6’2”, 215 lbs.) spent three seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos. Last season, he attended the Miami Dolphins training camp and played in all four pre-season games as a safety before returning to the Eskimos. The now 25-year-old linebacker made a big impact as a rookie in 2009, making 58 defensive tackles and adding 16 others on special teams.

Cash (6’2”, 292 lbs.) registered 149 tackles and nine sacks during his four-year college career at North Carolina State. The 24-year-old attended the Alouettes training camp last season.