Alouettes sign future Hall of Fame defensive tackle Almondo Sewell to contract extension

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The Montreal Alouettes have extended the contract of American defensive lineman Almondo Sewell through the 2023 season.

“We are happy to continue counting on the presence of such strong veterans who bring leadership to our locker room, on top of having victorious pasts on the field during which they hoisted Grey Cups,” declared Alouettes General Manager Danny Maciocia.

The six-foot-four, 288-pound defender registered 19 defensive tackles and five quarterback sacks in 14 games with the Alouettes in 2021, his first season in Montreal. In 153 career games in the CFL, the 35-year-old has recorded 301 defensive tackles and 65 quarterback sacks. The former Akron University Zip won the Grey Cup in 2015 with Edmonton and has been voted a CFL all-star on six different occasions.

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The Als also formally announced the signing of quarterback Trevor Harris, which was first reported on Tuesday by 3DownNation.

The six-foot-three, 213-pound passer joined Montreal during the 2021 season, playing in the team’s final four games. In three starts with the club last season, the 35-year-old quarterback completed 64-of-91 pass attempts for 703 yards, eight touchdowns, and two interception, maintaining a 113.0 efficiency rate.

2022 will mark the veteran’s tenth season in the CFL, following stops in Toronto, Ottawa, and Edmonton. In 143 career games, he has completed 2,054 passes for 24,453 yards, 134 touchdowns and 50 interceptions.