Alouettes sign former Kentucky pass rusher Jordan Wright

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The Montreal Alouettes have signed American defensive end Jordan Wright to their training camp roster.

The native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. played six seasons at the University of Kentucky, joining the team as a three-star in 2017. After redshirting his first year, Wright went on to appear in 54 games and make 24 starts. He amassed 168 total tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, 17 batted passes, and two interceptions.

A team captain for the Wildcats as a super senior in 2022, Wright went unselected in the 2023 NFL Draft. He was later chosen by the Arlington Renegades in the XFL Rookie Draft, but never played for the team.

The Alouettes will open the 2024 season on June 6 when they visit the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Princess Auto Stadium for a Grey Cup rematch.