The Seattle Seahawks have waived Canadian offensive lineman Pier-Olivier Lestage.
The six-foot-three, 312-pound blocker joined the team in May 2021 after going unselected in the NFL draft. He spent this past season on Seattle’s practice roster.
The interior lineman was named an All-Canadian following the 2019 U Sports season. He was an aggressive leader of the University of Montreal offensive line, which helped the Carabins win the Dunsmore Cup, the Quebec Conference title, and earn a spot in the Vanier Cup.
Lestage was invited to virtually take part in the prestigious East-West Shrine Bowl in 2021. In conjunction with the National Football League, players participated in virtual training sessions in preparation for the NFL Draft. The student-athletes attended virtual training sessions and learned drills from current NFL coaches.
The event has served as an NFL launching point for Canadian players such as tight end Antony Auclair, defensive lineman David Onyemata, offensive linemen Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, and Carter O’Donnell in recent years. Lestage also played in the Tropical Bowl in Orlando, Fla. in front of NFL scouts.
Lestage was a second-round pick of the Montreal Alouettes in the 2021 CFL Draft.