Kyries Hebert paid “starter’s money” to join Redblacks

Kyries Hebert recently spoke with Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette, revealing some interesting facts about his move from the Alouettes to the Redblacks.

“I’m getting paid starter’s money,” said Hebert, who also confirmed that he’ll be making more than the $110,000 he earned in Montreal last season.

The 37-year-old said he was offered a backup role by the Alouettes for the 2018 season.

Hebert is currently just one of two linebackers on Ottawa’s roster with any CFL experience. The other, Kevin Brown, has registered just fifteen tackles in eleven career games.

The reigning East Division Most Outstanding Defensive Player also revealed that he could have accepted a trade to Ottawa late last season. Hebert declined the trade, saying he wanted to remain loyal to the Alouettes organization.

Hebert joins the Redblacks after a five-year stint in Montreal, by far his longest tenure with a single organization. A member of seven different teams prior to joining the Alouettes (three of which — Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Hamilton — are north of the border), Hebert will be the first player to play for both the Renegades and Redblacks.