Montreal Alouettes activate Canadian linebacker Chris Ackie from six-game injured list

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The Montreal Alouettes have activated Canadian linebacker Chris Ackie from the team’s six-game injured list.

The former first-round pick recorded seven defensive tackles at weak-side linebacker over the first two games of the season. He has missed the past five games due to an ankle injury with Brian Harelimana, Tyrell Richards, and Tyrice Beverette taking turns replacing him in the starting lineup.

Ackie is in his seventh CFL season and has recorded 209 defensive tackles, 24 special teams tackles, eight sacks, four interceptions, four forced fumbles, and one touchdown over 81 career games.

He made a career-high six sacks in 2021 along with 48 defensive tackles and two interceptions over 14 starts.

According to the league’s transactions page, the Alouettes placed star return specialist Chandler Worthy on the injured list. It remains unclear whether he has been placed on the one-game injured list or six-game injured list.