Henoc Muamba would ‘prefer to sign’ with Alouettes: report

Henoc Muamba seems to have an affinity for La belle province, according to Montreal Gazette reporter Herb Zurkowsky.

That comes on the heels of TSN’s Darrin Bauming reporting that it’s very unlikely Mumaba signs with the Bombers.

Muamba spent time meeting with Alouettes coaches in late February.

The 2011 No. 1 overall CFL pick made a career-high 92 tackles earning league all-star status in 2013 before leaving for the NFL. After returning north of the border from the NFL in 2015, Muamba signed a lucrative two-year deal with Montreal where he played four games in 2016. Then-general manager Jim Popp shopped Muamba prior to a $55,000 bonus that was due on Feb. 16, 2016 before releasing him that winter.

Saskatchewan, one of the teams that considered trading for Muamba, signed him six months later following a stint with the Dallas Cowboys. Following two seasons in Saskatchewan, the Riders put Muamba on the trade block in mid-February, but, when no deal was consummated, the 28-year-old became a free agent after the Riders released him before an off-season payment that was due on February 15.

Last season Muamba had his best year since the CFL all-star campaign he put together in 2013. He played in 17 games and recorded 82 tackles, three forced fumbles, and two interceptions to earn the Riders’ Most Outstanding Canadian award.