MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes have released defensive back Ryan Phillips, the team announced Sunday.
Phillips spent 12 years with the BC Lions. In 212 career games with BC, the 5-foot-10, 195 pound Eastern Washington alumni recorded 478 defensive tackles, 30 special teams tackles, five sacks, 47 interceptions, six touchdowns and four forced fumbles.
As of the 2016 season, Phillips holds five BC Lions records including the most career interception return yards (816), most interception return yards (229 in 2007), most career defensive touchdowns(six), most career interception return touchdowns (five) and is tied with Larry Crawford with the most interceptions in a single season with 12.
The 34-year-old was released by the Lions earlier this year and signed with the Alouettes.
In the two games he played with the Als this year, Phillips recorded eight tackles.