Montreal Alouettes Add Simon Legare To Practice Roster


The Montreal Alouettes have made several moves this morning including adding offensive lineman Simon Legare to the Practice Roster.

Legare, the team’s sixth round pick (47th overall) in 2013, was previously on the suspended list after suffering a knee injury early last year. He has joined the team in Regina as they prepare for their game this week against Winnipeg and have not returned home.

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Legare played his university football at the University of Montreal.

Other moves made by the team was releasing four players. Cornerback Michael Carter, defensive lineman Ameet Pall, offensive lineman Michael Simons and running back Brandon Rutley, most of which were on the practice roster, were released.

The room they are creating on the practice roster may be due to a couple of things, first that they might be getting healthy and making room for players, the other is that they might be adding outside players to their roster.

Chad Johnson, who missed the last game with a concussion, said on Twitter that he was on his way to the doctor to see if he could get clearance to return to the lineup. Johnson has been active on Twitter saying that he has felt better and was itching for a return.

If cleared, he would likely join the team in Winnipeg where they are set to fly on Thursday from Regina.

The Alouettes are struggling at 1-6 but have yet to play Hamilton or Ottawa who will be their competition for the East’s second playoff spot. In fact, they have only played one game against the East this season, a loss against Toronto.

Montreal’s current five game losing streak is the longest active streak in the CFL. They haven’t won since their home opener against the BC Lions in the season’s second game.