February 25, 2013

Alouettes add veteran Ejiro Kuale

Adam Gagnon

CFL.ca Staff

MONTREAL – The Alouettes announced on Monday the signings of free agent linebacker and defensive end Ejiro Kuale, as well as defensive back Kendric Burney. The import players were signed to three- and two-year deals, respectively.

The former LSU product played three seasons with the Boatmen after joining the club as a free agent in 2010 and registered 110 total tackles (92 DT, 18, ST).

A linebacker, which saw time at defensive end, Kuale was also used sparingly as a full back and tight end in short yardage situations.  He dressed in 48 regular season games and four playoff games including the 100th Grey Cup in November when the Argonauts defeated the Stampeders.

Burney was signed as a rookie free agent by the Carolina Panthers in 2011. The former product of the University of North Carolina recorded one defensive tackle and three pass deflections in his NFL pre-season debut against the New York Giants. Last season, the Jacksonville, NC native was signed by the St. Louis Rams, spending time on the club’s practice squad.

Prior to going pro, Burney was a four-year starter with the Tar Heels, playing in 44 games and racking up 210 tackles, two sacks, 11 interceptions, 25 passes defended and one fumble recovery.