Recent rumors have been confirmed: Pier-Olivier Lestage has agreed with the Montreal Alouettes, the organization confirmed on Sunday.
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Lestage, 24, has spent the past year with the Seattle Seahawks practice squad. He also played three preparatory games with them in 2021 without however managing to forge a place in the regular formation.
Drafted 10th overall by the Alouettes in 2021, the offensive lineman will join his former head coach with the Université de Montréal Carabins in Danny Maciocia.
“We are very happy with this addition, has also launched the pilot, in a press release. There is no doubt that Pier-Olivier will come to solidify our offensive line. We believed his selection was a calculated risk due to his time in the NFL, but now we realize that this choice could pay off big for us.
The 6'3", 312 lb athlete was a key player in the Carabins' Dunsmore Cup conquest in 2019. He was also named to the Sports Network All-Star Team Québec student (RSEQ) at the end of this season.
-The Alouettes have also added American defensive tackle Mustafa Johnson, as well as national linebacker Eric Mezzalira to the practice roster.