Alouettes cut pair of Canadians, finalize practice roster ahead of season

Photo courtesy: Dominick Gravel/Montreal Alouettes

The Montreal Alouettes have announced their roster moves ahead of Friday’s cutdown deadline, releasing a pair of Canadians and placing 17 other players on the practice roster.

Among the cuts was former Montreal Carabins punter Felix Menard-Briere, who was a key part of the teams Vanier Cup victory in 2014 under now-Alouettes general manager Danny Maciocia. Also released was undrafted rookie offensive lineman Samuel Ducharme from Bishop’s.

The following players were place on the practice roster:

American DL Jamal Davis II

Canadian OL Patrick Davis

American DL Chris Favoroso

Canadian LB Brian Harelimana

Global WR Kevin Kaya (France)

Global RB Taku Lee (Japan)

Canadian OL Junior Luke

Canadian WR Chris Osei-Kusi

American QB Nick Tiano

Canadian DB Dominique Termansen

American WR Reggie White Jr.

Global LB Akio Yamagishi (Japan)

The Alouettes were also the first team to identify publicly which five players they would place on the CFL practice roster, a temporary taxi squad put in place this year. Other teams had not distinguished those players from the rest of their practice roster.

The five Montreal players on the CFL practice roster are:

American OL Nicholas Callender

American DL Anthony Luke

American K Matt Mengel

American DB Rodney Randle Jr.

American WR Rashad Ross