Alouettes add Canadian LB Myles Manalo

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The Montreal Alouettes have added to their Canadian depth, signing linebacker Myles Manalo on Thursday.

The 24-year-old was originally selected in the sixth round, 54th overall, of the 2021 CFL Draft by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He spent parts of three seasons with the club, primarily on the practice roster, dressing for 13 games and recording two special teams tackles.

“We are adding depth to our Canadian ratio,” Alouettes’ general manager Danny Maciocia said in a statement. “Myles has been in the CFL for the past three seasons, he knows our league well and we are happy to have him join our team.”

Prior to his CFL career, Manalo played 21 games over two seasons for the Western Mustangs, registering 70 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, one interception and two knockdowns. He helped Western capture the 2017 Vanier Cup.

The Alouettes (11-7) are set to host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8-10) on Saturday, November 4 at 3:00 p.m. EDT in the Eastern Semi-Final.