Dreaming in French: Montreal Alouettes re-sign DB Raheem Wilson

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The Montreal Alouettes have re-signed American defensive back Raheem Wilson through 2023. The five-foot-11, 185-pound defender arrived in Montreal after being released by the Calgary Stampeders midway through the 2022 season, starting all seven games he played for his new club. Wilson registered 20 defensive tackles, two tackles for losses and two interceptions over that span.

In the six games he played for the Stampeders prior to his release, the 29-year-old had 19 defensive tackles, one tackle for loss, and two knockdowns. He played three seasons in Alberta from 2019 to 2022 and has dressed for 45 career games, recording 127 defensive tackles, two special teams tackles, three interceptions and a forced fumble.

“Raheem’s in-season arrival in 2022 was a great addition for the team,” Alouettes’ head coach Jason Maas said in a statement. “In a short period of time, he was able to become a starter, showing off his speed on the field. He has been a great addition to our defensive unit, and we are happy to have him back.” Wilson played college football for the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Savage Storm, flying mostly under the radar of professional scouts. He would go on to play in Germany for the Schwabisch Hall Unicorns before being signed by the Stampeders.