Alouettes replace Tom Gamble with Russ Lande named Director of U.S. Scouting

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The Montreal Alouettes have hired Russ Lande to fill the void left by Tom Gamble, who was recently hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Gamble had been the assistant general manager for the Als since January 2020. He was hired by Jags’ GM Trent Baalke with whom he’d worked previously with the San Francisco 49ers.

Lande leaves his regional scouting consultant role with the Calgary Stampeders to join Montreal as director of United States scouting. He was with the Alouettes from 2013 to 2018 as the director of college scouting, responsible for US universities and colleges.

In 1994, Lande earned his first NFL job as a scouting administrator with the Los Angeles Rams and spent four years with the franchise through the move to St. Louis. Cleveland hired Lande as a midwest college scouting in 2001 and he spent three seasons with the Browns.

Lande expressed interest in the Alouettes’ GM role following the firing of Kavis Reed, but the franchise ultimately chose Danny Maciocia.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.