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Montreal Alouettes Re-Sign Canadian Offensive Lineman Philippe Gagnon

The Montreal Alouettes announced on Wednesday they have resigned Philippe Gagnon for one season. Had a contract not been signed, Gagnon would have become a free agent on February 13.

OL Philippe Gagnon – Laval (31 y/o, 6’4, 311 lbs)

Philippe Gagnon played in 11 regular season games for the Alouettes this past season at left guard with 1 start as he missed 7 games due to injury. He started in all 3 playoff games at left guard. 

“Philippe brings us a lot of depth at a crucial position in football,” stated Alouettes’ General Manager Danny Maciocia. “No matter the mission given, we are comfortable with him. He will be in his sixth year with us and he knows our inner workings well. We are happy to count on his services next season.”

Montreal’s offensive line finished the season ranked the 2nd best offensive line by Pro Football Focus. PFF ranked Montreal the second-best run-blocking team behind Winnipeg and the top pass-protecting line in the CFL this past season. PFF also referred to Gagnon as “one of the best sixth linemen in the CFL.” in their Week 19 Offensive Line Rankings.

Gagnon started in the first 12 games of the 2022 season and started at right guard for the Alouettes’ final regular season game. He missed 2 games due to injury in 2022 and played 3 regular season games in a second-string capacity. He was listed as the second-string right guard for both of the Alouettes playoff games in 2022.

Gagnon was drafted by Montreal second overall in the 2016 CFL Draft and has since played in 81 games with 58 starts. Before joining the CFL he won the Vanier Cup with Laval in 2012 and 2013.

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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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