Alouettes Canadian defender has NFL workout scheduled

Canadian Alouettes defender Chris Ackie has an NFL tryout lined up.

He’s scheduled to become a CFL free agent in February 2018.

Ackie played an entire game with a torn tendon in 2017. The 25-year-old thought he just had a strain in his arm on the second play of the Alouettes Week 6 loss to Winnipeg. Turns out Ackie’s triceps tendon snapped and rolled up about six inches into his arm. The tendon was repaired the following Thursday in Montreal and the setback was season-ending, but he’s healthy now.

Selected by Montreal in the first round, fourth overall in 2015, Ackie started six games in 2017 and played in 39 total games for the Als registering 28 tackles, 21 special teams tackles, three forced fumbles and one sack.