Alouettes sign elite cover man Tommie Campbell to extention

Defensive back Tommie Campbell has signed a two-year extension with the Montreal Alouettes.

Campbell has played in 11 games making 20 tackles and one interception since joining the Als in free agency. Head coach Mike Sherman scratched him for one game due to not doing up his chin strap at practice, but that incident appears to be put behind the player and team.

The standout former Stampeders cover man did not allow a touchdown during the entire 2017 regular season, yet he was left off the CFL all-star team. He was part of a secondary that was the toughest to pass against league-wide in 2017.

Campbell played in 35 games for the Stamps providing lockdown coverage at the boundary corner spot. He made 108 tackles and five interceptions over two seasons in Calgary.

Originally drafted by Tennessee in 2011, seventh round, 251st overall, Campbell recorded 37 tackles, recovered one fumble and forced another and he has a 65-yard punt return touchdown to his credit.

The 31-year-old’s combination of size – six-foot-three, 203 pounds – and speed (4.31-second 40-yard dash) coming out of California University of Pennsylvania are rare.

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