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Montreal Alouettes Sign 2 Defensive Backs and 1 Receiver

The Montreal Alouettes announced the signing of three American players including receiver Jalen Wayne and defensive backs Ferlando Jordan and Nigel Warrior.

WR Jalen Wayne – South Alabama (28 y/o, 6’2, 207 lbs)

Jalen Wayne played for South Alabama from 2017 to 2022 where he played in 61 games with 32 starts. Over his time with South Alabama, he caught 152 passes for 1,979 yards and 14 touchdowns. In his final season, he started in 13 games during which he made 58 receptions for 816 yards and 9 touchdowns. He was an All-Sun Belt Conference Honorable Mention in his final season.

At his pro day, Wayne ran a 4.51 40-yard dash and had a 34.5 vertical. He was described by NFL Draft Buzz to be “very good in contested-catch situations, using his frame effectively to make plays facing the quarterback.”

Wayne was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2023 and released in late July. He signed with the Cleveland Browns on August 4 2023 and was released on August 27.

Wayne is a younger cousin to Hall of Fame wide receiver Reggie Wayne.

DB Ferlando Jordan – Southeastern Louisiana (26 y/o, 6’0, 180 lbs)

Ferlando Jordan played for Southeastern Louisiana from 2018 to 2022. He played in 47 games with 42 starts contributing 105 solo tackles, 44 assisted tackles, 38 passes defended, 11 interceptions, 4.5 tackles for a loss, a forced fumble, and 5 touchdowns.

Jordan was All-Southland conference in 2020 and 2019. He was also named to Phil Steel’s FCS All-America Second Team in 2020. At his pro day, he ran a 4.63 40-yard dash and had a 33.5 vertical. 

Jordan attended a mini-camp in 2023 with the Atlanta Falcons before joining the Pittsburgh Maulers of the USFL in 2023. He played in 4 games with the Maulers contributing 3 solo tackles and an assisted tackle.

DB Nigel Warrior – Tennessee (26 y/o, 6’0, 190 lbs)

Nigel Warrior played for Tennessee from 2016 to 2019 appearing in 49 games with 38 starts. With Tennessee, he amassed 141 solo tackles, 98 assisted tackles, 18 passes defended, 5 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles, and 7 tackles for a loss.

Warrior started 13 games at safety in his final year in 2019 contributing 70 total tackles, 13 passes defended, and 4 interceptions. He was named Second Team All-SEC in 2019.

Warrior signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2020 where he spent the season on the practice squad. He was waived in late August of 2021 and claimed by the Seattle Seahawks. He played in 4 games for the Seahawks in 2021 and made 1 solo tackle

Warrior has many family members in the pro football universe. His father, Dale Carter, was an NFL cornerback. His uncle Jake Reed was an NFL wide receiver and father of J.R Reed who played his first season of CFL last season with the Alouettes.

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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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