Alouettes sign former Stampeders Canadian defensive lineman Vincent Desjardins

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The Montreal Alouettes have signed Canadian defensive lineman Vincent Desjardins to a one-year contract for the 2022 season.

The six-foot-one, 275-pound Desjardins spent two seasons (2019, 2021) with the Calgary Stampeders after being selected in the second round, 17th overall during the 2019 CFL Draft. He has registered three defensive tackles, forced one fumble and recovered one in 18 career games.

“I have known Vincent since his years in university in Laval and he is a player with a lot of anger on the field”, Alouettes general manager Danny Maciocia said. “We are adding depth to our team, he will help our special teams.”

The Laval University alumnus spent four seasons with the Rouge et Or, winning two Vanier Cups and was named a U Sports All-Canadian in his last three years.

In 25 games with Laval, the 26-year-old recorded 51 tackles, 37 solo and 14 assisted, and added 11.5 sacks. The Quebec native also forced three fumbles and recovered one.