Montreal Alouettes re-sign receiver B.J. Cunningham

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The Montreal Alouettes have re-signed former 1,000-yard receiver B.J. Cunningham. The contract extension is a one-year deal, which prevents him from reaching free agency in three weeks.

The six-foot-two, 211-pound target appeared in only six games last season but still made 27 receptions for 345 yards and one touchdown.

“B.J. is one of the leaders of our receivers’ squad over the seasons. He has been with us for many years and will play a key role to help mentor our younger players,” said general manager Danny Maciocia. “He has always been one of our quarterbacks’ favourite targets and has a great work ethic, which will for be contagious.”

Cunningham has been a member of the Alouettes since 2015 and has made 236 career catches for 3,267 yards and 16 scores.