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Alouettes release Darian Durant after one season

MONTREAL — Darian Durant’s time with the Montreal Alouettes has ended after just one season, the team announced Monday after releasing the veteran quarterback.

The 35-year-old was acquired by the Als last January, starting 15 games while throwing for 3,233 yards, 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in his first year as a starter in Montreal.

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Both Durant and the Alouettes struggled on the way to a three-win season in 2017, leading to change on the coaching staff and, now, under centre.

The news comes on the heels of the addition of quarterback Josh Freeman, the former first round NFL Draft pick the team signed on Saturday.

Before going to Montreal, Durant spent 10 seasons with the Riders, guiding them to a Grey Cup Championship in 2013. In his career, Durant has thrown for 31,740 yards and 167 touchdowns.

Matt Shiltz and Antonio Pipkin are also on the Alouettes’ roster, along with pending free agent Drew Willy.