Montreal Alouettes sign Canadian OL Kwabena Asare, former NFL DB Kenneth Durden

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The Montreal Alouettes have signed national offensive lineman Kwabena Asare and American defensive back Kenneth Durden to one-year deals.

Asare spent three seasons in Edmonton (2017-20) after being drafted by the team in the sixth round, 49th overall, in the 2017 CFL Draft. He was in training camp with the Calgary Stampeders in 2021 prior to joining the Alouettes’ practice squad in October.

The six-foot-eight, 270-pound blocker played five seasons with the Carleton University Ravens, helping the team finish third in Canada with 1,773 rushing yards during his senior season. That same year, he helped running back Jayde Rowe lead the country with 136.8 yards per game. The 30-year-old was named the Ravens’ most outstanding lineman in 2013 and 2014.

Durden spent four years bouncing between the Las Vegas Raiders, New York Giants, and Tennessee Titans after going unselected in the 2016 NFL Draft.

The six-foot-one, 180-pound cover man played for the South Florida University Bulls with whom he made 28 solo tackles and one interception. The Valdosta, Ga. native then transferred to play with the Youngstown College Penguins for one year, where he registered one interception and five knockdowns.