June 21, 2014

Au revoir: Alouettes part ways with Richardson


CFL.ca Staff

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes have announced the release of veteran slotback Jamel Richardson, the team announced Saturday night.

The news was initially broken by RDS reporter Didier Ormejuste.

Richardson, 32, was set to enter his 11th CFL season, and sixth with the Alouettes.

Prior to sustaining a season-ending torn ACL and LCL in 2013, Richardson registered five-straight 1,000-yard seasons. In his 10 campaigns, Richardson has reeled in 585 receptions for 8,069 receiving yards and 52 touchdowns.

“On behalf of the Montreal Alouettes, we thank Jamel Richardson for his outstanding years of service,” declared Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp.

“Unfortunately, we have not been able to come to an agreement on a future plan to help Jamel with his return from injury. We wish him the best in his future endeavours and will always hold him in high regards as an Alouettes player.”

The 2011 season was his most productive campaign, as his 1,777 receiving yards were tops in the CFL.

Richardson took to Twitter to express his gratitude to the city of Montreal, as well as the Alouettes organization.