Montreal Alouettes re-sign long snapper Pierre-Luc Caron, ink five others

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The Montreal Alouettes have signed Canadian long snapper Pierre-Luc Caron to a two-year contract extension, the team announced on Wednesday.

The six-foot-two, 220-pounder played all 18 regular season games for the team in 2022 as well as the East Semi-Final and East Final. He made four special team tackles and helped kicker David Côté connect on 86.3 percent of his field goals, which ranked fourth in the CFL. He was also finished second in the league in converts at 97.3 percent.

The Laval, Que. native joined the Alouettes as a free agent in 2021 after spending four seasons with the Calgary Stampeders. He was originally a fifth-round selection of the Stampeders in the 2016 CFL Draft and won a Grey Cup with the team two years later.

“Pierre-Luc does work that often goes unnoticed, but he allows our special teams to be even better,” said general manager Danny Maciocia in a statement. “He is a veteran of several years in the CFL, and we are happy to have him again for several seasons. He has an endearing personality, and his energy is contagious.”

The Alouettes also signed five players, including American receivers Demetris Robertson and Jermaine Wynn, Canadian offensive lineman Rodeem Brown, Canadian defensive lineman Yanis Chihat, and American linebacker Rashaad Harding.

Brown was a second-round pick in the 2022 CFL Draft out of the University of Alberta, while Chihat was a seventh-round pick out of Laval. Both players returned to school for their final years of U Sports eligibility this past season.