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Montreal Alouettes Add 2 Defensive Lineman, a Receiver, and a Runningback

The Montreal Alouettes announced on Friday the signing of four American players. The players signed include defensive linemen Jacorey Johns and Ifeanyi Maijeh, wide receiver Malachi Carter, and running back Charles McClelland.

DE Jacorey Johns – Wake Forest (23 y/o, 6’4, 255 lbs)

Jacorey Johns played his NCAA ball for Wake Forest from 2018 to 2022. He played in 41 games with 36 starts contributing 64 solo tackles, 67 assisted tackles, 21.5 tackles for a loss, and 8.5 sacks.

Johns attended a mini-camp with the Detroit Lions before playing for the New Orleans Breakers of the USFL in 2023 where he played in 1 game making 1 assisted tackle and 0.5 sacks.

DT Ifeanyi Maijeh – Rutgers (24 y/o, 6’2, 290 lbs)

Ifeanyi Maijeh played his first 3 seasons at Temple from 2018 to 2020 where he played in 27 games with 19 starts. At Temple, he accumulated 47 solo tackles, 27 assisted tackles, 11.5 tackles for a loss, 6.5 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles. He was All-AAC in 2019 when he had 6.5 sacks.

Maijeh played for Rutgers in 2021 and 2022 appearing in 25 games with 14 starts. At Rutgers, he recorded 17 solo tackles, 43 assisted tackles, 6 tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles.

Maijeh signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2023.

WR Malachi Carter – Georgia Tech (23 y/o, 6’3, 192 lbs)

Malachi Carter set a school record for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in games played with 58 from 2018-2022 and had 45 starts. He caught 99 passes for 1,417 yards and 10 touchdowns over his career at Georgia Tech.

Carter signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2023 although he was waived during final roster cuts.

RB Charles McClelland – Cincinnati (24 y/o, 5’11, 200 lbs)

Charles McClelland played in 42 games with 13 starts for the Cincinnati Bearcats from 2018 to 2022. He rushed 268 times for 1,639 yards (6.12 yards per carry) and 12 touchdowns as a Bearcat. He also caught 30 passes for 273 yards and a touchdown.

In 2022 McClelland rushed 146 times for 849 yards and 7 touchdowns while adding 126 yards receiving.

McClelland signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2023 and was released in late July.

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Jonathan Clink joined CFL News Hub in early April of 2023. His primary responsibilities are covering the BC Lions and Montreal Alouettes. He self awarded himself the CFL Rookie Journalist of the Year in 2023 following the 2023 CFL season. He also proclaims himself to be a "really cool guy". He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived a large portion of his childhood in Northwest Ontario. He currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan and misses being being able to have 4 months of skating every winter. Clink has written over 240 articles for CFL News Hub. He was the publication's boots on the ground at the 2023 Grey Cup in Hamilton. Clink has always had an obsession for sport and has a background in other sports as well having played hockey all his life and soccer, basketball, and lacrosse in high school. As a young child he used to log his hockey statistics after every game which is either an indication that he was destined for the role or perhaps and indication that he is rather strange.
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