Alouettes sign DL Gabe Knapton

The Montreal Alouettes have re-signed defensive lineman Gabriel Knapton.

Knapton played in eight games making 15 tackles and one sack for the B.C. Lions after being acquired in an off-season trade in December 2016. B.C. sent Chris Williams to Montreal Alouettes for Knapton.

B.C. general manager Ed Hervey swung a trade with the Toronto Argonauts for defensive end Shawn Lemon, which made Knapton expendable.

Knapton had spent four prior seasons in Montreal playing 68 regular-season games recording 175 tackles, 32 sacks and two forced fumbles. He’s a veteran pass rusher with 36 career sacks in 81 games.

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