Alouettes sign veteran offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye to extension

Canadian Press

The Montreal Alouettes signed American offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye to a three-year contract extension through the 2019 season Tuesday.

Montreal acquired the six-foot-six, 325-pound Olafioye from the B.C. Lions last week.

Olafioye, 29, is a six-time CFL all-star and was the league’s top lineman in 2012. The seven-year veteran has made 126 straight starts.

“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,” GM Kavis Reed said in a statement,

The Alouettes also released veteran quarterback Jonathan Crompton. The six-foot-four, 225-pound Crompton joined the Alouettes in 2014, winning nine-of-13 games he started.

“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.”

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4 Comments on Alouettes sign veteran offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye to extension

  1. mrnehnehincognito // April 5, 2017 at 10:32 am //

    If Dennis is over 200K per year as some think he might be than this is good value

  2. Wasn’t Olafioye making $200k with the Lions?

  3. Marc Lebut // April 6, 2017 at 10:13 am //

    No worries with Olafyoye’s globa earnings. Catherine RaĆ®che has a master degree in tax law. She can rebuild a contrat structure to have Alouettes pay less and lave more the player more money. All winners, like Olafyoye.

    • Stephen Fisher // April 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm //

      Popp did this by signing expensive contracts then asking the players to take a cut. CFL contracts are worth nothing.

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