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Montreal Alouettes Bring Back Cornerback Nafees Lyon

The Montreal Alouettes announced on Tuesday they have re-signed American cornerback Nafees Lyon through the 2024 season..

CB Nafees Lyon – Charlotte (27 y/o, 5’10, 184 lbs)

Nafees Lyon joined the Alouettes midway through the 2022 season when he was traded for from the Edmonton Elks along with Thomas Costigan in exchange for Avery Ellis and a third-round pick in the 2023 CFL Draft. He spent a week on the practice roster before starting in the next 6 regular season games at cornerback before he was on the 1 game-injured list in the final game of the regular season. He started in both of Montreal’s playoff games at corner in 2022.

Lyon generated 27 defensive tackles and an interception which was returned for a touchdown over the 2022 regular season. He added 6 tackles in his 2 playoff starts in 2022.

Lyon’s 2023 season ended early as he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first game.

“We’re excited to have Nafees back with us for another year,” Alouettes General Manager Danny Maciocia stated. “Coming out of training camp last year, he was one of our starters on defence. He has worked incredibly hard on his road to recovery, and we’re confident that he can be a valuable contributor for us in 2024.”

Prior to joining the Montreal Alouettes, Lyon had played in 8 games for the Edmonton Elks over the 2022 season and 5 games in the 2021 season. He accumulated 52 tackles, 2 interceptions, and a sack with Edmonton.

Lyon played his collegiate football for Charlotte University where he was a three-year starting cornerback. He played in 40 games for the program amassing 96 solo tackles, 41 assisted tackles, 13 passes defended, 5 tackles for a loss, 2 interceptions, and 2 forced fumbles. He was an Honorable Mention All-Conference USA by league coaches and Pro Football Focus.

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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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