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Montreal Alouettes Sign 5 Players: NFL Veteran Damontre Moore, 2 Cornerbacks, Running Back, Wide Receiver

The Montreal Alouettes announced on Tuesday that they have signed 5 players. The Alouettes have signed Damontre Moore (DE), Parnell Motley (CB), Dishon McNary (CB), Trey Ragas (RB), and Kameron Brown (WR) bolstering their ranks amid a season that has seen a plethora of injuries.

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Damontre Moore, DE Texas A&M

Damontre Moore entered the NFL out of Texas A&M being drafted by the New York Giants in the third round in 2013. Over 38 games with the Aggies, Moore contributed 197 total tackles (116 solo), and 26.5 sacks.

Moore spent 8 seasons in the NFL playing games for the New York Giants, Miami, Seattle, Dallas, Oakland, and San Francisco. He has participated in 66 NHL games contributing 97 total tackles (69 solo), and 11 sacks.

Moore also played for San Diego in the AAF in 2019 generating 7.5 sacks over 7 games.

Last season Moore appeared in 1 game with the Toronto Argonauts before sustaining an injury.

Parnell Motley, CB, Oklahoma

(Courtesy of University of Oklahoma, Ty Russell)

Parnell Motley played 52 games for the Oklahoma Sooners with 33 starts. He had 6 interceptions one of which he returned for a touchdown. He had 176 total tackles (130 solo)

Motley signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2020. He spent time with San Francisco, Denver, and Detroit in the NFL between 2020-2022 before signing with the Calgary Stampeders in 2022.

Motley appeared in 5 NFL games contributing 8 tackles (5 solo).

2022 saw a lot of teams show interest in Motley but he didn’t get a shot despite being signed by 2 separate teams. He was drafted by the DC Defenders of the XFL in 2022. He signed with the New Orleans Breakers before being released the following day. He signed with the Toronto Argonauts in late April of 2022 but was released in May.

Dishon McNary, CB, Central Michigan

(Courtesy of CMU, Benjamin Suddendorf)

Dishon McNary played for Independence CC (KS) in 2017 and 2018 before transferring to Central Michigan where he played 3 seasons. He played in 12 games with Central Michigan with 10 starts between 2019 and 2021 generating 47 tackles (31 solo) and an interception.

He attended rookie camps with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants in 2022 before signing with the Calgary Stampeders but was among players released in final roster cuts.

Trey Ragas, RB, Louisiana-Lafayette

(Courtesy of Louisiana-Lafayette University)

Trey Ragas played in 49 games for Lousiana with 27 starts. He rushed 596 times for 3,572 yards (6 yards per carry) and 38 touchdowns. He was with Louisiana from 2016 to 2021.

Trey Ragas signed with the Las Vegas Raiders as a UDFA in 2021. He appeared in 1 NFL game and had 1 rush for 9 yards in 2021 with the Raiders. He was a member of the Los Angeles Rams practice roster in 2022.

Ragas was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats this offseason in May but was released in early June.

Kameron Brown, WR, Coastal Carolina

(CCU Photography)

Kameron Brown played for Charleston Southern from 2016 to 2019 where he played in 34 games with 27 starts. He had 98 receptions for 1,656 yards and 18 touchdowns before transferring to Coastal Carolina.

Brown played for Coastal Carolina in 2020 and 2021 playing in 25 games with 14 starts. He had 56 receptions for 911 yards and 8 touchdowns with the Chanticleers.

Brown signed with the Tampa Bay Buccanneers as an undrafted free agent in 2022 but was waived in August of that season.

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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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