Montreal Alouettes sign dual-threat QB Caleb Evans

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The Montreal Alouettes have signed American quarterback Caleb Evans, the team announced on Tuesday.

The six-foot-two, 210-pound passer spent the past two seasons as a member of the Ottawa Redblacks, completing 60.5 percent of his passes for 2,580 yards, nine touchdowns, and 16 interceptions. He also rushed 130 times for 699 yards and 19 touchdowns.

The 24-year-old went 1-5 as a starter in Ottawa this past season after Jeremiah Masoli suffered a season-ending leg injury.

Caleb has experience in this league and has demonstrated a lot of potential,” said general manager Danny Maciocia in a statement. “We look forward to working with him and helping his development.”

The Mansfield, Texas native appeared in 43 games over four seasons at the University of Louisiana Monroe, including 39 starts. He threw for 9,523 yards, 58 touchdowns, and 34 interceptions and rushed for 2,162 yards and 36 touchdowns.

The Alouettes also extended the contract of quarterback Davis Alexander through 2024, giving them three quarterbacks under contract for the next two years along with Cody Fajardo.