Beef up the teams: Alouettes sign LS Louis-Philippe Bourassa, FB James Tuck

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The Montreal Alouettes have signed a pair of Canadian veterans, long-snapper Louis-Philippe Bourassa and fullback James Tuck.

The 31-year-old Bourassa was selected in the fourth round of the 2017 CFL Draft out of the University of Montreal and spent five seasons with the Ottawa Redblacks. He has played in 75 career games, including all 18 in 2022, registering 20 special teams tackles.

Montreal was in need of a long snapper after Pierre-Luc Caron retired last week.

Tuck comes over from the Saskatchewan Roughriders, having recorded three special teams tackles and caught four passes for 38 yards in Jason Maas’ offence a year ago. He was originally selected in the fourth round of the 2014 CFL Draft by Montreal.

The 32-year-old is entering his tenth CFL season, amassing 53 special teams tackles in 87 career games with the Riders, Edmonton Elks, Toronto Argonauts, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Alouettes.