Clearing cap space: Als release QB Trevor Harris, OL David Foucault

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The Montreal Alouettes have released American quarterback Trevor Harris and Canadian offensive lineman David Foucault, the team announced on Monday.

Harris had a $300,000 off-season roster bonus due on Feb. 1, 2022, which made it impossible for Montreal to keep him after they re-signed Vernon Adams Jr. through 2023 last week.

The veteran quarterback was acquired via trade from the Edmonton Elks in mid-October in exchange for American defensive lineman Antonio Simmons. He appeared in four regular season games with Montreal, starting three. He completed 64-of-91 pass attempts in those games for 703 yards, eight touchdowns, and two interceptions.

The 35-year-old also started the East Semi-Final in a 23-12 loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, completing 28-of-44 pass attempts for 364 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

Harris started six games for the Elks in 2021, throwing for 1,568 yards, six touchdowns, and five interceptions.

He started 13 games with Edmonton in 2019, completing 71.8 percent of his passes for 4,027 yards, 16 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He also added 48 rushes for 139 yards with six touchdowns. In the East Semi-Final, Harris set CFL playoff records for consecutive completions with 22 and completion percentage 92.3 percent.

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Foucault started seven games for Montreal at guard in 2021, including the East Semi-Final. He has played in 64 career CFL games as a member of the B.C. Lions and Montreal Alouettes following a three-year career in the NFL as a member of the Carolina Panthers.

The 32-year-old was originally a first-round pick out of the Université de Montréal in the 2014 CFL Draft.