February 20, 2015

Alouettes add depth at the receiver position, sign three

MONTREAL – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Thursday that the club has signed international receiver and returner Dobson Collins to a one-year deal, while signing receivers Cody Hoffman and Tramaine Thompson to two-year deals. 

Collins (6’2″, 185 lbs.) played for the Ottawa REDBLACKS last season, making 29 catches good for 311 yards and scoring a touchdown. In four seasons in the CFL, the 27-year old receiver caught 73 passes for 879 yards. He also played for Edmonton, BC and Hamilton. Following a four-year college career with the Gardner-Webb University Runnin’ Bulldogs, the Stone Mountain, GA native was signed to the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles practice rosters. He was a two-time All-Big South selection as a punt returner, where he maintained a 9.7 yards per return average during his senior season.

Hoffman (6’4″, 210 lbs.) is the all-time leading receiver in the BYU Cougars’ history for receptions (248), receiving yards (3,445) and receiving touchdowns (33). The 23-year old had his best season in 2012 when his position coach was none other than former Alouettes Hall of Famer Ben Cahoon, making 100 catches good for 1,248 yards and 11 touchdowns. The Crescent City, CA native also amassed 1,331 yards on 53 kickoff returns while adding a major during his collegiate career. He took part in the Washington Redskins training camp in 2014.

Thompson (5’8″, 168 lbs.) made 109 catches good for 1,673 yards while scoring ten touchdowns in four seasons with the Kansas State University Jayhawks. The Tulsa, OK native also returned 51 punts for 718 yards while scoring a touchdown. The speedster also amassed 718 yards and added a touchdown on 30 kickoff returns. During his senior year in 2013, the 24-year old racked up 551 yards on 32 catches while adding five majors, before signing with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent.

The Alouetttes also announced that the club has released international quarterback Jerrod Johnson.