Alouettes re-sign veteran offensive lineman Tony Washington

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The Montreal Alouettes have re-signed veteran offensive lineman Tony Washington.

It’s a one-year contract for the 2021 season, per sources.

The last time Washington was on the field he suffered a broken leg after quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. fell on him during Montreal’s 21-17 win in Week 17 last season.

Washington has played nine seasons in the CFL, most of the last two in La Belle Province. The six-foot-seven, 318-pound blocker has won two Grey Cups (2012 and 2015).

The 34-year-old has become a stalwart on the Als’ offensive line since being acquired in the Johnny Manziel trade from Hamilton in July 2018. He has started 25 games over parts of two seasons in Montreal.

Following high school, Washington attended Trinity Valley Community College and was named to the Southwest Junior College Conference first team. He transferred to Abilene Christian University and during his junior and senior seasons the New Orleans native earned the Lone Star Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year award.

After going unselected in the 2010 NFL Draft, Washington played two seasons for the Dallas Vigilantes in the Arena Football League prior to coming north of the border. He’s had stints with Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton along with the Ticats and Alouettes.

General manager Danny Maciocia has locked in his left tackle.

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