The Montreal Alouettes have signed American defensive back Wesley Sutton to a two-year contract extension. He was set to become a free agent next month.
The five-foot-eleven, 194-pound defender made 79 defensive tackles this past season, finishing first on his team and seventh league-wide. He also recorded four sacks, two forced fumbles, one interception, and nine pass knockdowns. He was named an East Division all-star following the completion of the regular season.
“We are happy to know we will be able to depend on Wesley for two more seasons, as he had an excellent 2022 campaign and keeps progressing,” said general manager Danny Maciocia in a statement. “Opposing offences must constantly be weary of him when they take the field.”
Sutton dressed for two games with Montreal as a CFL rookie in 2021, making six tackles and one interception.
The 26-year-old went unselected in the 2019 NFL Draft out of Northern Arizona where he made 152 total tackles, 10.5 5 tackles for loss, 18 pass knockdowns, six interceptions, and one forced fumble over 42 career games. Sutton was also a member of the New York Guardians of the XFL in 2020.
Montreal also signed American receiver Trevon Bradford, who made 151 receptions for 1,904 yards and 14 touchdowns over 52 games as a member of the Oregon State Beavers. The five-foot-nine, 183-pound target signed with the Los Angeles Chargers after going unselected in the 2022 NFL Draft but was released by the club.