Alouettes re-sign all-time franchise sack leader John Bowman

Defensive end John Bowman has re-signed in Montreal for the 2018 season.

The 35-year-old was an East all-star in 2017 making 36 tackles, 27 quarterback pressures, nine sacks and two forced fumbles.

“We are happy to have John return to the field with us in 2018. Throughout his career, he has been a true leader on the field and in the locker room,” said Alouettes general manager Kavis Reed said in a statement. “We look forward to John being a leader on our defensive squad and know that the players will look up to him. John is a true Montrealer and we are thrilled that he will have an opportunity to continue playing in front of the best fans in the CFL.”

Bowman is the Alouettes franchise leader with 121 sacks in 200 games since joining Montreal in 2006. He’s a two-time Grey Cup champion with the Als (2009 and 2010). Two times (2010 and 2016) Bowman was named a league all-star.