Lions on verge of trading all-star OL Jovan Olafioye to Alouettes

The Lions appear to be on the verge of trading all-star left tackle Jovan Olafioye to Montreal for Canadian offensive lineman David Foucault’s rights.

TSN’s Gary Lawless, Farhan Lalji and NEWS1130’s Rick Dhaliwal have some details.

Olafioye has been named a CFL all-star six consecutive seasons and been a mainstay on the Lions’ offensive line, playing in every game possible since arriving in 2010. The 29-year-old won the CFL’s Most Oustanding Lineman award in 2012.

Meanwhile, Foucault was drafted in the first round, fifth overall by the Alouettes in 2014. That same May the LaSalle, Quebec native earned an undrafted free agent contract with the Carolina Panthers where he spent two seasons. Last August Foucault was released by the Panthers and he remains a free agent.

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