Alouettes extend Canadian OL Philip Blake

The Alouettes have signed national offensive lineman Philip Blake to a two-year contract extension through the 2019 season.

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.