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April 4, 2017

Alouettes extend Jovan Olafioye

MONTREAL – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Tuesday that the club has signed international offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye to a three-year contract extension, making the team’s most recent acquisition an Alouette through 2019.

An important role on the offence

Olafioye (6’6″, 325 lbs.), 29, was named a CFL All-Star the past six seasons. In 2012, he received the CFL’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman. Also, he was selected the West Division’s Most Outstanding Lineman on three separate occasions (2011, 2012 and 2015). Since the beginning of his CFL-career, Jovan Olafioye has made 126 consecutive starts.

“We are extremely happy about the turn of events and that we were able to agree on a three-year term with a player that will play an important role in our offence this upcoming season as well as the ones to follow,” declared Alouettes General Manager, Kavis Reed.

The club also announced the release of quarterback Jonathan Crompton.

Crompton (6’04”, 225 lbs.) played 15 games with the Alouettes after joining the team in 2014. He completed 200 of his 360 passes for 2,811 yards and 14 touchdown passes. He won nine of the 13 games he started for Montreal. Moreover, he won eight games in 2014 after the team had started the season with a 1-7 record.

“We thank Jonathan for all that he has done for this team,” said Reed. “Even though he was injured through most of the last two seasons, he always kept a positive attitude, while maintaining an excellent work ethic.”