Alouettes bring QB Vernon Adams to Montreal

Quarterback Vernon Adams is in Montreal, per sources.

Adams has been in the process of making a decision on his future and his arrival in La Belle Province would indicate he’s headed back to the Alouettes where his CFL playing career began. The Saskatchewan Roughriders were one of the other franchises in the mix for Adams services.

After trade attempts fell through, Adams was released by the Ticats on June 21 which made him a free agent.

The 25-year-old was acquired in February by Hamilton when the Ticats obtained defensive end Charleston Hughes from the Calgary Stampeders and flipped him to the Saskatchewan Roughriders for Adams. Saskatchewan brought Adams to Regina from the Montreal Alouettes last August in exchange for Canadian defensive back Tevaughn Campbell and two third-round draft selections.

The five-foot-11, 200-pound pivot served as the backup to then-Als starter Darian Durant for the first part of the 2017 season, rushing for nine yards on eight carries while scoring a touchdown. The Alouettes traded a 2017 first-round CFL Draft pick for Adams from the B.C. Lions in May 2016, which turned into the third overall selection and receiver Danny Vandervoort. Adams started three games that season, completing 42-of-75 passes for 575 yards and four touchdowns.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.