The Montreal Alouettes announced on Twitter Tuesday that they have released Hergy Mayala who had played 28 games with the Alouettes since joining the Alouettes. They have also signed DL Vincent Desjardins DB Daniel Valente.
Desjardins played 4 games with Montreal last year and was with the Alouettes prior to the final roster cuts following the preseason. Desjardins was a 2nd round pick going 17th overall to Calgary in 2019 coming out of Laval. He has played in 24 CFL games with 1 start over 3 seasons with 1 start and has 4 defensive tackles.
Valente was drafted by the Ottawa RedBlacks in 2022 in the 4th round, 31st overall. He was signed in December but released in June. He played for Western for five seasons and recorded 75 solo tackles, 50 assists, 5 tackles for a loss, 9 interceptions, 2 sacks, and 4 pass breakups in 35 games. Valente recorded a tackle and a knockdown in the preseason against Montreal.
Hergy Mayala entered the CFL with the Calgary Stampeders after being drafted in the first round 8th overall. Mayala had 113 catches in 43 games for 1,352 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns with Connecticut in college. Over 57 CFL games, he has 107 receptions for 1,373 yards and 7 touchdowns. Last season Mayala had 33 receptions over 18 games for 409 yards but was off to a slower start seeing a significantly lower target share this season registering 7 receptions for 118 yards over 10 games.
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