Montreal Alouettes’ defensive tackle Almondo Sewell has taken a shot at former teammate Trevor Harris following a season together in Edmonton ahead of Saturday’s game between the Als and Elks.
“I know Trevor, you know? You hit him one time, he starts folding. Let’s see if that old Trevor Harris is going to show up again. It doesn’t matter what he looks like on [Instagram] where he’s posting all those pictures looking like a pit bull, but we’ll see,” Sewell said in a videoconference.
“Our policy, my policy, personally is I don’t want to talk about any players that aren’t on this team, so I have no comment that,” Elks head coach Jaime Elizondo said.
Sewell played nine seasons in Edmonton during which he was named an all-star seven times. He departed for the team in free agency in February 2020 after clearly feeling as though the team didn’t prioritize retaining his services.
He downplayed his return to Edmonton, insisting that it will be “just another game.”
“It’s unlimited potential right now,” Sewell told the media during training camp regarding Montreal’s defensive line. “There’s a lot of depth on the team. A lot of young guys, a lot of hungry guys. Everybody has something to prove out, so you just have to keep going, keep going and see who’s who.”
The Alouettes have a new-look defensive line with John Bowman being a notable absence. The 39-year-old played 14 seasons with Montreal and became the team’s all-time sack leader with 134.
Replacing the future Hall of Fame inductee is Nick Usher, who played alongside Sewell in Edmonton. Former Ottawa defensive tackle Michael Wakefield should make an impact in the middle along with national Canadian David Menard.
“I want to somewhere where they’re going to be competing and go to the playoffs,” said Sewell in July. “I wasn’t chasing money at the time, I just want to be somewhere where the organization wanted me there and this presented the best opportunity when I talked to (general manager) Danny (Maciocia) on the phone.”
Montreal and Edmonton are slated to play at Commonwealth Stadium at 7:00 p.m. ET on Saturday.