Alouettes release receiver DeVier Posey

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The Montreal Alouettes have released receiver DeVier Posey.

Posey was set to collect a $30,000 roster bonus on February 1. He could have made $115,000 in base salary and $30,000 for reporting to training camp and passing his physical in 2020.

“I appreciate the wins and losses, but appreciate the relationships the most. Love to the boys I bled with. Thank you to the city of Montreal, especially my community of St. Leonard who welcomed my family and I with open arms,” Posey said.

“To the fans, your praise and admiration will always be appreciated. This transition will make me a better player. I promise you will enjoy every snap of football I play this upcoming season.”

Originally, Posey signed with the Als during free agency in February 2019. He played in 12 games making 50 catches for 780 yards and three touchdowns last season. Six games were spent in the injured list with a nagging calf injury. Posey earned over $193,000 while with the Alouettes.

The 2017 Grey Cup MVP had seven catches for 175 yards and one touchdown – including a Grey Cup record 100-yard TD reception – in Toronto’s 2017 CFL title game victory. He recorded 52 catches for 744 yards and seven majors during the regular season that year.

After returning to Canada following Baltimore Ravens training camp in 2018, Posey played eight games with the B.C. Lions recording 29 grabs for 395 yards and three touchdowns.

The 29-year-old was originally drafted by the Texans in the third round, 68th overall in the 2012 NFL draft. The Ohio State product made 22 catches for 272 yards over three seasons in Houston.

Posey is a game-changing pass catcher now on the open market.