Alouettes release former second-round pick OL Samuel Thomassin, suspend RB Tavien Feaster

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The Montreal Alouettes have released former second-round draft pick Samuel Thomassin.

The six-foot-six, 330-pound blocker returned to school at Université Laval following draft day, helping the Rouge et Or score a conference-leading 301 points in 2019. He was twice selected as a first-team All-Canadian (2018, 2019) and once named a second-team All-Canadian (2017).

The 27-year-old played his first professional season in 2021, dressing for two regular season games while spending most of the year on the practice roster. He spent the first twelve weeks of the 2022 CFL season on the team’s practice roster as well.

The Alouettes also suspended American running back Tavien Feaster. The 24-year-old has dressed for two games this season with one start and recorded 11 carries for 62 yards. The club did not provide an explanation for why he was suspended.

Montreal added American defensive lineman Nick Heninger and Canadian defensive back Treshaun Abrahams-Webster to the practice roster.

Heninger was named honourable mention all-Mountain West at Utah State in 2021 after recording 75 total tackles, nine sacks, 21.5 tackles for loss, and five forced fumbles over 14 starts with the Aggies.

Abrahams-Webster was a fifth-round pick of the Ottawa Redblacks in the 2020 CFL Draft and dressed for 13 games with the team in 2021. He was released by the Redblacks in mid-August following a stint on the practice roster.