Montreal Alouettes release Nigel Warrior following injury, sign one

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The Montreal Alouettes have released American defensive back Nigel Warrior.

The six-foot-one, 197-pound defender suffered an injury during the team’s recent 30-13 preseason victory over the Toronto Argonauts and required assistance to leave the field.

The 26-year-old went unselected in the 2020 NFL Draft but later signed with the Baltimore Ravens, spending the season on the practice roster. He joined the Seattle Seahawks in 2021, playing four games and recording a single tackle.

The native of College Park, Ga. played 49 collegiate games over four seasons at the University of Tennessee, recording 239 tackles, seven tackles for loss, one sack, three forced fumbles, five interceptions, 18 pass breakups, and one blocked kick. As a senior in 2019, he was named second-team All-SEC by the conference’s coaches and earned honourable mention All-American status from Pro Football Focus.

Warrior is the son of former NFL cornerback Dale Carter, who was named the league’s Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1992 and was a four-time Pro Bowl selection with the Kansas City Chiefs. He is also the nephew of long-time Minnesota Vikings receiver Jake Reed and the cousin of current Alouettes’ defensive back J.R. Reed.

The Alouettes have also signed American receiver Tyrone Howell.

The six-foot-two, 202-pound native of Idabel, Okla. finished his collegiate career at the University of Louisiana-Monroe this past season, recording 49 catches for 590 yards and seven touchdowns. His best collegiate season came in 2022 when he made 50 receptions for 852 yards and six touchdowns.

Howell originally committed to the University of Central Oklahoma before stints at Hutchinson Community College and Kansas State University.