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.
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
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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