Alouettes sign six, release three including former second-round CFL draft pick Rashaun Simonise

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The Montreal Alouettes made nine transactions on Monday, releasing veteran receiver Rashaun Simonise, veteran linebacker Frederic Plesius, and quarterback Quinten Dormady.

Simonise was a second-round pick of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 2018 CFL Draft. He signed with Montreal in June 2021 and made one reception for seven yards in a depth role last season. He has made 10 career receptions for 182 yards over three seasons as a member of the Bombers, Lions, and Alouettes.

Plesius signed with the Als in October 2021 to provide help on special teams and made three tackles in five games. The former second-round pick out of Laval has made 29 defensive tackles, 77 special teams tackles, one sack, and one interception over 90 career games with Hamilton, Montreal, and Winnipeg.

Dormady also signed with the team in October 2021 but did not dress for a regular season game. The six-foot-five, 219-pound passer completed 190-of-294 pass attempts (64.4 percent) for 2,312 yards, 14 touchdowns, and nine interceptions as a redshirt senior in 2019 at Central Michigan.

Montreal also signed six Americans, including quarterback Ben Holmes, running back Al McKellar, receiver Warren Newman, receiver Cole Spieker, defensive back Robert Hayes Jr., and placekicker Andrew Foster.