Worthy of extension: Montreal Alouettes re-sign Chandler Worthy through 2024

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The Montreal Alouettes have signed Chandler Worthy to a two-year contract extension. He was set to become a free agent on Tuesday, Feb. 14.

The five-foot-eight, 177-pound speedster enjoyed a breakout season as a return specialist with the Als as he returned 47 punts for 547 yards, 51 kickoffs for 1,220 yards and two touchdowns, and three missed field goals for 57 yards.

The Troy product was named an East Division all-star and the East Division’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Player.

“I know Chandler well having played him a few times and I can confirm that we have an electrifying player on our hands,” said head coach Jason Maas in a statement. “With one play, he can change the outcome of a game. Opposing teams have to be ready when he is on the field.”

The 29-year-old was a member of the Toronto Argonauts from 2017 until he was released during training camp in 2022. He made 29 receptions for 337 yards and four touchdowns with the Boatmen along with 65 punt returns for 572 yards and 39 kickoff returns for 800 yards.

Worthy had brief stints with the Houston Texans and New York Jets after going unselected in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Montreal also signed American receiver Keshunn Abram.

The six-foot-two, 193-pound target caught 57 passes for 835 yards and five touchdowns over 26 games at Kent University. He signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2021 but was released partway through training camp with the team.