Standout Canadian Chris Ackie out of Alouettes lineup for second straight game

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Canadian defender Chris Ackie is going to miss another game with the Montreal Alouettes.

Ackie has played seven games making 28 tackles in 2019. He signed with the Als in July.

After spending the first four-plus seasons of his career in Montreal, the Alouettes sent Ackie to the Ottawa Redblacks at the CFL trade deadline last October for a second-round draft pick. He returned to Montreal following a Grey Cup appearance with the Redblacks.

Ackie has played in 62 career CFL games making 144 tackles, forcing four fumbles, two sacks, two interceptions while scoring one touchdown after the Alouettes chose the 27-year-old in the first round of the 2015 CFL draft.

The Wilfrid Laurier product is a ratio-breaking Canadian on defence who can start as a defensive back or linebacker and play at a high level.