February 25, 2014

Back where he started: Taylor traded to Montreal


CFL.ca Staff

MONTREAL — Larry Taylor is going back to Montreal.

Tuesday, the Calgary Stampeders completed a trade with the Montreal Alouettes, acquiring a fifth-round pick (40th overall) in the 2014 CFL Draft in exchange for the import kick returner and a 2014 fifth-round pick (43rd overall).

The deal also includes conditional 2015 draft picks.

“We appreciate everything that Larry has done for us over the past three seasons and wish him the best in Montreal,” said Stampeders general manager John Hufnagel.

Taylor who also lines up as a receiver, began his professional career with the Alouettes in 2008, earning the CFL’s Special Teams Player of the Year Award the following season. He finished the 2009 season with 1,971 combined yards, the most in the CFL, while also scoring three touchdowns.

“We welcome Larry back into the nest. Having obtained another one of our originals and one of the most exciting players in the CFL gives us great competition and depth at the WR and Returner positions,” said Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp.

In 44 regular-season games with Calgary over the past three seasons, Taylor accumulated 3,055 kickoff-return yards, 1,637 punt-return yards and 659 missed-field goal-return yards. He added 39 catches for 321 yards and four touchdowns and 18 carries for 93 yards.