Montreal Alouettes sign former Redblacks RB De’Lance Turner, three others

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The Montreal Alouettes have signed four American players, running back De’Lance Turner, offensive lineman Clayton Bradley, and defensive linemen Mi’Cario Stanley and DaShawn Crawford.

Turner played four games for the Ottawa Redblacks in 2021, rushing the ball 36 times for 187 yards and catching five passes for 13 yards. Prior to his time in Ottawa, the Alcorn State University product spent time with the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins in 2018 and 2019. He ran the ball five times for 10 yards and caught two passes for 17 yards in 12 games in the NFL.

Turner spent three seasons at Alcorn State from 2015-2017, rushing for 962 yards and 15 touchdowns in 26 games. He also caught 33 passes for 358 yards and three touchdowns for the Braves.

Bradley spent his final collegiate season at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) after transferring from the University of Southern California (USC). The six-foot-six, 310-pound native of Orange, California played in four games for the Rebels in 2020 and was named to the academic All-Mountain West Team that year.

Stanley spent his final two collegiate seasons at the University of Alabama Birmingham after transferring from the University of South Florida. The six-foot-two, 270-pound native of Fort Myers, Florida put up 43 total tackles, five tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks with the Blazers. He had one tackle in his lone season at USF.

Crawford spent his final college season at the University of Southern Mississippi after two seasons at Virginia Tech. The Bay Springs, Mississippi native played 11 games for the Golden Eagles in 2021 amassing 17 total tackles, three tackles for loss and one-and-a-half sacks.

At Virginia Tech, the six-foot-one, 287-pound Crawford played in 14 games and made 31 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup.