Premier Canadian LB Henoc Muamba available via trade

According to CFL sources, Canadian linebacker Henoc Muamba has been put on the trading block by the Montreal Alouettes.

Als general manager Jim Popp has been making calls to teams around the league letting them know Muamba could be had. The Eskimos and Riders have reportedly been receptive with regards to possible trade talks. Montreal needs to trim some salary for cap reasons.

Muamba is due a bonus north of $55,000 on February 16, which could force a transaction by that deadline. He has one-year left on his contract for the 2016 season that would pay him in the range of $235,000.

The 26-year-old, 2011 No. 1 overall CFL Draft pick was signed by the Als on September 30, 2015, after coming back north of the border from the NFL. He played in four games for Montreal making 14 tackles and one interception last season. Agent Johnathon Hardaway declined to comment on his client’s status.

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