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Montreal Alouettes Sign NFL Veteran Defensive Back Cre’Von Leblanc Through 2025

The Montreal Alouettes announced on Thursday they have signed American defensive back Cre’Von Leblanc. The deal was announced to be through the 2025 season. Leblanc has played 52 NFL regular season games over 7 seasons.

Cre’Von Leblanc – Florida Atlantic (29 y/o, 5’11, 195)

Cre’Von Leblanc played his collegiate football with Florida Atlantic from 2012 to 2015 where he appeared in 45 games with 27 starts. He contributed 133 solo tackles, 47 assisted tackles, 6 interceptions, and a touchdown with the program.  He was named the team’s Defensive MVP in his final season in 2015.

Leblanc signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2016. Despite making a one-handed interception that was recognized as one of the top plays in the 2016 preseason he was released among the final roster cuts and claimed by the Chicago Bears. He made his first career NFL interception against the Detroit Lions returning a Matthew Stafford pass for a pick 6. He played in 28 games with the Bears between 2016 and 2017 with 10 starts recording 54 solo tackles, 7 assisted tackles, a sack, and 2 interceptions.

Leblanc was released by the Bears ahead of the 2018 season and picked up by the Detroit Lions. He was acquired by the Philadelphia Eagles after the Lions released him and remained with the Eagles until he became a free agent ahead of the 2021 season. With the Eagles, he played in 3 playoff games with 2 starts contributing 9 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, and an interception.

In total Leblanc has 52 NFL regular season games over which time he has made 102 solo tackles, 16 assisted tackles, 2 sacks, and 2 interceptions.

Leblanc played for the Arlington Renegades in 2023 where he won an XFL Championship with Alouettes’ linebacker Darnell Sankey. He played in 7 regular season games with Arlington making 13 solo tackles and 4 assisted tackles. He also played in both playoff games recording 3 solo tackles, and 2 assisted tackles. He made an interception in the XFL Championship that sealed the Renegades victory.

Leblanc was not protected by the Renegades heading into the UFL Dispersal Draft.

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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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