Alouettes sign former Redblacks quarterback Dominique Davis

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The Montreal Alouettes have signed veteran quarterback Dominique Davis to a one-year contract for the 2022 season, per sources.

Davis has spent six seasons in the CFL, three with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and his last three in Ottawa as a member of the Redblacks.

Davis started two games under centre for Ottawa in 2021, completing 60 percent of his pass attempts for 674 yards with three touchdowns and four interceptions. He also rushed 17 times for 69 yards and one major.

Through 88 games in Canada, the six-foot-four, 215-pound QB has completed 63 percent of his passes for 3,640 yards with 11 touchdowns against 19 interceptions and rushed 104 times for 323 yards and 13 majors.

After originally attending Boston College, where he was a teammate of quarterback Matt Ryan, Davis transferred to Fort Scott Community College. He led the Greyhounds to the school’s first Jayhawk Conference championship since 1974.

The 32-year-old Davis played two NCAA seasons at East Carolina University. He had a 65.9 percent completion rate for 7,192 yards with 62 touchdowns versus 35 interceptions while rushing for 14 more touchdowns.

That led to the Falcons signing Davis following the 2012 NFL Draft as an undrafted free agent. Davis spent two seasons with Atlanta and part of the 2014 campaign with the Indianapolis Colts. He earned over $900,000 while playing in the NFL.

Davis has a similar style to Als starter Vernon Adams Jr. which made him a fit in La Belle Province.