The Montreal Alouettes announced they have re-signed Canadian offensive lineman Kristian Matte for the 2024 season on Thursday. The Alouettes also announced that they have released Canadian offensive lineman Sean Jamieson.
OL Kristian Matte – Concordia (38 y/o, 6’4, 296 lbs)
Kristian Matte has started in all but one game for Montreal over the last 2 seasons at right guard. He was named to Pro Football Focus’s Team of the Week six times over the course of the 2023 season. PFF also named him to their CFL Second Team All-Star Team this past season.
Matte will enter his 14th season with Montreal. Only 2 players have played longer for the Alouettes including Anthony Calvillo (16) and Scott Flory (15). He has played in 185 games for Montreal making him tied for 9th in games played with the franchise.
“There aren’t many players that are capable of playing 14 seasons of professional football. Matte is a guy everyone loves”, stated Alouettes General Manager Danny Maciocia. “He played a crucial role in our last Grey Cup win. He is not afraid to get up and talk in the locker room when things are not going so well. He also sets the proper example on the field through his work ethic. We are lucky to have such a leader on our team.”
Matte was initially signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2010 and was under contract when Montreal drafted him 7th overall in the 2010 CFL Draft. Matte would be released by the Texans on June 16 2010 and proceed to win a Grey Cup with Montreal in his CFL rookie season in 2010.
The Alouettes also announced the release of Canadian offensive lineman Sean Jamieson. Jamieson joined the Alouettes in 2016 after being drafted in the 2016 CFL Draft 20th overall. Jamieson started in 12 games at center for Montreal in the 2022 season but suffered a torn ACL late in the season that caused him to miss much of the 2023 season as well.
He dressed in 2 games in the 2023 season both as a second-string left guard. He played in the East Division Semi-Final as well as the Grey Cup in 2023.
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