Alouettes sign former XFL defensive back Wesley Sutton

The Montreal Alouettes have signed American defensive back Wesley Sutton to a two-year contract through the 2022 season.

In 2020, the 25-year-old played for the New York Guardians in the XFL. He made five tackles and notched two sacks. In 2019, Sutton was invited to Philadelphia Eagles rookie camp.

“Wesley gained experience playing professional football in the XFL, where he did quite well,” Als general manager Danny Maciocia said in a statement. “He enjoyed a great collegiate career, he is a very aggressive player who will be well suited for our team.”

The five-foot-11, 194-pound Sutton was a member of the Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks from 2014 to 2018. in 42 games, he collected 96 solo tackles and 56 assisted while making six interceptions. The Chandler, AZ native added 18 knockdowns and forced one fumble.

In his senior season, Sutton finished third of his team in tackles with 72 (43 solos and 29 assisted) and was chosen on the First Team All-Big Sky.

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