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Montreal Alouettes Finalize Roster Following Preseason, Release 15 Players

The Montreal Alouettes have released 15 players and assigned 13 players to the practice roster following the preseason.

The sun rises on a new season and yet it is a dark day for many who were unsuccessful in making the final roster of their respective CFL team.

Player Releases

The following 15 players were released Saturday by Montreal.

Rodeem Brown (N), OL, Alberta

John Brunner (A), WR, Western Illinois

Trevon Clark (A), WR, California

Matt Dale (A), OL, Memphis

Vincent Desjardins (N), DL, Laval

Ja’Len Embry (A), DB, Northern Illinois

Mike Glass III (A), QB, Eastern Michigan

Michael Kennedy (A), DL, Northern Illinois

L.B. Mack III (A), DL, Rhode Island

Chris Moore (A), LB, Georgia State

Natrez Patrick (A), DE, Georgia

Alec Poirier (N), LB, Laval

A.J. Rose (A), RB, Kentucky

Simon Sandberg (G), DL, Oregon State

Reggie Stubblefield (A), DB, Kansas State

There are certainly some names on this list that may be surprising to see released. 

John Brunner had the most receiving yards in the preseason for Montreal and the most average yards per reception. He had 6 receptions for 114 yards.

Trevon Clark was also released which was not as surprising as the Brunner release but he was reliable when called upon catching 2 passes for 31 yards.

Mike Glass III had the highest completion percentage among quarterbacks at %71.4. He had limited playing time but completed 5 of 7 passes in the first preseason game and was under center for the final drive that saw the Alouettes win with a field goal.

A.J. Rose was 2nd in rushing yards and yards per carry among running backs. He had 5 carries for 16 yards. The running game often struggled overall in the preseason games for the Alouettes.

Redeem Brown was a 2nd round pick (18th overall) in 2022. Simon Sandberg was taken in the global draft 1st round 5th overall.

Many talented defensive players such as Reggie Stubblefield who had 4 tackles in each game were also released.

Players Moved to Practice Roster

The following players were moved to the practice roster.

Kivon Bennett (A), DL, Arkansas State

Rhys Byrns (G), P, Louisiana-Lafayette

Tysen-Otis Copeland (N), DB, Montréal

Quartney Davis (A), WR, Texas A & M

Jabari Ellis (A), DL, South Carolina

Kabion Ento, (A), DB, Colorado

Shedler Fervius (N), WR, Saint Mary’s

Kevin Kaya (G), WR, Montréal

James Letcher (A), WR, Washburn

Jose Maltos (G), K, Nuevo Leon

Jamar McGloster (A), OL, Syracuse

Kordell Rodgers, (A), DB, Texas State

Tyler Snead (A), WR, East Carolina

Players Suspended

The following players are suspended as they will be returning to school.

-Theo Grant (N), OL, Queen’s

– Maxym Lavallée (N), DB, Laval

– Jacob Mason (N), FB, McMaster

If you like here is a link to my write-up on Preseason Final Thoughts.

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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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