Montreal – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Monday that the club has acquired international defensive end Denzell Perine as well as international running back Cierre Wood from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, in exchange for defensive back Khalid Wooten. The Alouettes also acquired the Tiger-Cats fifth (39th overall) and sixth (48th overall) round picks for this upcoming CFL Canadian Draft in exchange for Montreal’s fifth (38th overall) and sixth (47th overall) round picks.
Perine (6’2″, 250 lbs.) spent time on the Tiger-Cats practice roster in 2016. The 23-year-old attended the Minnesota Vikings training camp prior to that and suited up in three preseason games. The Mobile, AL native played 47 games over five seasons (2011-15) for the Florida International University Panthers, recording 119 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, five passes defended, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Wood (5’11”, 226 lbs.) appeared in five NFL games throughout his career, including two with the Buffalo Bills in 2015 and three with the Houston Texans in 2013, totalling five carries for 12 yards. The Bloomington, CA native also spent time in the NFL with the New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks. From 2009 to 2012, Wood played 37 games for the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish, recording 450 carries for 2,447 yards and 16 touchdowns, while adding 52 receptions for 384 yards and two receiving touchdowns.
The team also announced that the following players were released:
Kwame Adjei (N), LB, Mount Allison
Anthony Coady (N), DB, Montréal
Martese Jackson (I), RB, Florida Atlantic
Christopher Johnson (N), LB, Toronto
Jared Koster (I), LB, New Mexico Highlands