Montreal Alouettes sign veteran Canadian defensive lineman Keith Shologan
Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ C.J. Gable loses the ball, after getting hit by Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive lineman Keith Shologan (74) during the second half of CFL football action in Hamilton on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Shologan has a new home.The Canadian defensive lineman signed a two-year deal with the Montreal Alouettes on Wednesday, a day after being released by the Blue Bombers.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power.
MONTREAL — Keith Shologan has a new home.
The Canadian defensive lineman signed a two-year deal with the Montreal Alouettes on Wednesday, a day after being released by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
The six-foot-two, 295-pound Shologan, a 31-year-old native of Spruce Grove, Alta., had 22 tackles and two sacks in 18 games with Winnipeg last season.
“We are very happy to add a player of Keith’s calibre to our defensive squad,” Montreal GM Kavis Reed said in a statement. “We have acquired a Canadian player which will give us even more flexibility with our ratio, all while disrupting opposing offensive lines.”
Shologan has played for Saskatchewan, Ottawa and Winnipeg over his nine-year CFL career. He has amassed 204 tackles, 25 sacks and six fumble recoveries.
The Canadian Press
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