The Alouettes have signed national offensive lineman Philip Blake to a two-year contract extension through the 2019 season.
Les Alouettes ont annoncé que le garde Philip Blake a signé un nouveau contrat de deux ans. On me dit qu'il n'empochera $190 000 par saison. / The Alouettes announced that they re-signed G Philip Blake to a two-year deal. I'm told he will make $190k. @CFL
— Didier Orméjuste ???????? (@DidierRDS) February 9, 2018
Blake played just nine games in 2017 but the previous two seasons in Montreal he suited up in all 18. He’s an important Canadian starter on the Alouettes offensive line.
“Philip is an important part of our offensive line and our quarterbacks feel confident playing behind him. It was important for us to have Philip return. On top of being a force on our offensive line, Philip is one of the most appreciated guys in the locker room“, declared Alouettes general manager Kavis Reed said in a statement.
The 32-year-old was drafted in the third round of the 2011 CFL draft by the Alouettes, the Toronto, ON played NCAA football at Baylor University. He was drafted in the fourth round by Denver in 2012 and spent the two seasons with the Broncos and then one with the Arizona Cardinals.