April 4, 2017

Alouettes, Olafioye ink 3-year extension

Jimmy Jeong/CFL.ca

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes have signed recently-acquired offensive tackle Jovan Olafioye to a three-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday.

Olafioye, an international tackle and six-time CFL All-Star, was acquired by the Alouettes last week in a trade with the BC Lions.

The deal keeps Olafioye in Montreal through the 2019 season.

“We are extremely happy about the turn of events and that we were able to agree on a three-year term with a player that will play an important role in our offence this upcoming season as well as the ones to follow,” declared Alouettes General Manager, Kavis Reed.

Olafioye (6’6″, 325 lbs.), 29, was named a CFL All-Star the past six seasons. The seven-year veteran was voted the CFL’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 2012, while also being selected the West Division’s Most Outstanding Lineman on three separate occasions (2011, 2012 and 2015). Since the beginning of his CFL-career, he has made 126 consecutive starts.

The club also announced that quarterback Jonathan Crompton has been released.

Crompton (6’04”, 225 lbs.) played 15 games with the Alouettes after joining the team in 2014, completing 200 of his 360 passes for 2,811 yards and 14 touchdown passes. He won nine of the 13 games he started for Montreal, including eight in 2014 after the team had started the season with a 1-7 record.

“We thank Jonathan for all that he has done for this team,” said Reed. “Even though he was injured through most of the last two seasons, he always kept a positive attitude, while maintaining an excellent work ethic.”