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Montreal Alouettes Sign Three Players From 2023 Draft

The Montreal Alouettes announced on Wednesday the signing of 3 players. They have signed defensive back Maxym Lavallée, offensive lineman Theo Grant, and fullback Jacob Mason. All 3 of the players were drafted in the 2023 CFL draft by Montreal and were participants in Montreal’s training camp and preseason last year prior to returning to their schools for another season following final roster cuts.

“The Canadian content of a team is essential in this league and these signings add a lot of depth to us.” stated Alouettes general manager Danny Maciocia. “Mason has some experience with us while Lavallée and Grant will have the chance to fight for a position next camp.”

OL Theo Grant – Queen’s (23 y/o, 6’4, 280 lbs)

Theo Grant played 8 games last year for Queen’s. His team had a lot of success in the ground game as runningback Jared Chisari had over 100 yards per game rushing for 1,178 yards over 8 games. Queen’s finished first in rushing yards per game with 242.3 yards per game.

Grant was selected in the 4th round by Montreal in last year’s CFL Draft. At the combine, he ran a 5.31 40-yard dash, 29-inch vertical, and 7’10 broad jump. 

FB Jacob Mason – McMaster (23 y/o, 6’2, 240 lbs)

Jacob Mason played has played 15 games for McMaster over the last 2 seasons. He rushed 18 times for 134 (7.4 yards per carry) and had 21 receptions for 170 yards and a touchdown over the last 2 seasons. He has also made an impact on the defensive side of the ball contributing 15 solo tackles, 3 assisted tackles, a forced fumble, and a tackle for a loss.

Mason ran a 4.93 40-yard dash, 29-inch vertical, and 8’7 broad jump at last year’s combine. He was a 5th-round draft pick for Montreal in the 2023 CFL Draft.

DB Maxym Lavallée – Laval (25 y/o, 5’9, 185 lbs)

Maxym Lavallée played last season for Laval University appearing in 7 games during which he contributed 20 solo tackles, 10 assisted tackles, and 2 knockdowns.

Lavallée led Laval in tackles in 2022 with 27 solo tackles and 11 assisted tackles. He also added 16 solo tackles over the 4-game postseason in 2022 which saw Lavl win the Vanier Cup. He was an RSEQ Defensive All-Star in 2022 and was named RSEQ Outstanding Defensive Rookie in 2018.

Lavallée was an 8th-round draft pick for Montreal in the 2023 CFL 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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