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Montreal Alouettes Sign DL Antonio Moultrie, DB Myles Brooks, DB Timarcus Davis, WR Jose Barbon, and LB C.J. Avery

The Montreal Alouettes announced on Monday the signing of 5 American players. The players signed include defensive lineman Antonio Moultrie, defensive backs Myles Brooks and Timarcus Davis, receiver Jose Barbon, and linebacker C.J. Avery.

DL Antonio Moultrie – Miami (24 y/o, 6’4, 265 lbs)

Antonio Moultrie started his collegiate football career at Northeast Mississippi Community College where he had 6 solo tackles and 13 assisted tackles over 8 games. He played for the Alabama at Birmingham Blazers from 2018 to 2021 where he played in 37 games with 20 starts contributing 45 solo tackles, 65 assisted tackles, 2 sacks, 4 passes defended, an interception, and a fumble recovery.  He was Second Team All-Conference USA in 2020 and a Conference USA Honorable Mention in 2021.

He played for the Miami Hurricanes in 2022 for his last season of NCAA where he had 7 solo tackles, 7 assisted tackles, and 0.5 sacks over 10 games.

Moultrie signed with the Green Bay Packers in 2023 as an undrafted free agent and was waived on August 29.

DB Myles Brooks – Louisiana Tech (23 y/o, 6’2, 198 lbs)

Myles Brooks played his first 3 seasons at Stephen F. Austin at the FCS level where he played in 31 games with 18 starts contributing 41 solo tackles, 24 assisted tackles, 23 passes defended, 6 interceptions, and a touchdown over 31 games with 18 starts.

Brooks played his final season at Louisiana Tech in 2022 where he played in 12 games with 10 starts over which he had 22 solo tackles, 7 assisted tackles, 12 passes defended, 3 interceptions, a forced fumble, and a touchdown. He was named All-Conference USA Second Team in 2022.

He signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2023 and was waived in late August.

DB Timarcus Davis – Arizona State (27 y/o, 6’0, 180 lbs)

Timarcus Davis played his first season at Baylor where he had 4 solo tackles and 6 assists over 11 games. He transferred to Arizona State where he played from 2019 to 2022. He played in 36 games with 13 starts for Arizona State contributing 55 solo tackles, 30 assisted tackles, 13 passes defended, and 3 interceptions.

Davis was signed by the LA Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2023 and waived at the end of August.

WR Jose Barbon – Temple (23 y/o, 5’11, 188 lbs)

Jose Barbon played for Temple from 2018 to 2022 appearing in 43 games with 28 starts compiling 135 receptions for 1,579 yards and 4 touchdowns. He started in all 12 games in 2022 which was his strongest season as he caught 71 passes for 910 yards and 2 touchdowns. He was named an All-AAC Honorable Mention by Pro Football Network and 4th-team All-AAC by Phil Steele in 2022. On his pro day in 2023, he impressed scouts as he ran a 4.49 40-yard dash.

Barbon signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 2023 as an undrafted free agent although he was waived in late August. He signed with the Calgary Stampers’ practice squad on October 8 of 2023 and was released on October 26.

LB C.J. Avery – Louisville (24 y/o, 5’11, 227 lbs)

CJ Avery played his collegiate football for Louisville where he played in 59 games with 42 stars contributing 199 solo tackles, 150 assisted tackles, 8.5 sacks, 19 passes defended, 3 interceptions, and 2 forced fumbles.

He was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2022 and was released in August of that year.

Avery played for the Vegas Vipers in the XFL starting in all 10 games in 2023. With the Vipers he made 35 solo tackles, 27 assisted tackles, and an interception. Out of the 218 defensive players to be graded over the 2023 season by Pro Football Focus, Avery had the 25th highest coverage grade. He was graded 138th overall in defense in that group as he had lower grades in tackling and run defense that season according to PFF.

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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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