The Montreal Alouettes made a flurry of roster moves to open training camp involving a number of projected starters.
The club suspended American receiver Jermaine Wynn Jr., Canadian defensive lineman Yanis Chihat, and American defensive back Jumal Rolle.
Rolle signed with the team as a free agent in February following back-to-back all-star seasons as a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He was expected to take on a starting role in the secondary.
Chihat was a seventh-round pick in the 2022 CFL Draft who attended training camp with the Alouettes last year. He was added to the suspended list following camp and returned to the Université Laval where he won the Vanier Cup as a member of the Rouge et Or.
Wynn Jr. is a first-time CFL player out of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania who signed with Montreal during the off-season.
Montreal also added American receiver Reggie White Jr., Canadian offensive lineman Sean Jamieson, and American defensive back Raheem Wilson to the six-game injured list. All three players are recovering from knee injuries.
White Jr. caught 53 passes for 722 yards and two touchdowns over 15 games last season, finishing second on the team in receiving yards behind Eugene Lewis. He signed a new contract with the Alouettes this past off-season despite still recovering from the injury.
Jamieson suffered a torn ACL in October. The 28-year-old was a third-round pick in the 2016 CFL Draft out of Western University and has dressed for 59 career regular season games. He started 12 games at centre for Montreal in 2022.
Wilson was released by the Calgary Stampeders midway through the 2022 season and started seven games after joining the Alouettes as a free agent. He made 20 defensive tackles, two tackles for loss, and two interceptions over that span.
The Alouettes are holding training camp in Trois-Rivières, Que., which is located approximately 150 kilometres northeast of Percival Molson Stadium.