The Montreal Alouettes have released their roster and practice squad players. This year, for the time being, American and global players will be allowed to be part of that roster until the border restrictions have been lifted.
This is so that the players can still be in Canada, and not have to deal with the issues of coming back into the country.
As you can see there are many names that have competed recently in the XFL and The Spring League.
We were able to talk to K/P Matt Mengel, former UCLA and The Spring League specialist, and he had these comments on camp, and how he feels to have made the practice squad:
“I’m here to prove to myself that I am what I say I am. I’m on the journey to becoming the greatest combo specialist in the world. That is my dream. That is what I pray about. That is what I ask God to aid me in and lead me to the final destination.”
“I know what I possess. I know what I put on film and on display for the staff and teammates. I am a weapon for this team. I’m going to attack this offer with the same intensity and hyper focus as I would if I’m a starter and learn everyday. I’ll make sure that if it’s only scout reps I get that those scout reps push this team to new heights in their preparation for their games each week.”
Former NFL and XFL RB Cameron Artis-Payne made the final roster and is expected to make an impact in the running game for Montreal.
A former NFL and AAF WR Quan Bray also made the cut, despite starting camp with immigration issues.
The last time the Alouettes were on the field they finished 10-8. And even though that put them 2nd in the East, they’re looking to improve on that in 2021.
They begin their season on August 14th on the road against the Edmonton Elks.