February 4, 2016

Alouettes acquire Brandon Smith, add two to practice roster


MONTREAL – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Saturday that the team has claimed international defensive back Brandon Smith from the BC Lions practice roster and has been added to the club’s active 46-man roster.

Smith (6’1″, 210 lbs.) spent time with the Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys following his college career with the Arizona State University Sun Devils. The 28-year-old played as a receiver with the Sun Devils before the Packers played him at cornerback. He signed with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent coming out of college.

The Alouettes also announced that the team has added international defensive backs Mycal Swaim and Lavelle Westbrooks to the practice roster.

Swaim (6’4″, 215 lbs.) played for the Eastern Michigan University Eagles for two seasons, where cumulated 101 tackles in 20 games, while forcing a fumble. The Chico, CA native had previously played at Butte Community College where he led the team with 64 tackles in his second year. He also played guard on the school’s basketball team. He had joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent.

Westbrooks (6’0″, 185 lbs.) was drafted in the seventh round (252nd total) by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2014, following a brilliant college career with the Georgia Southern University Eagles where the 23-year-old athlete amassed 167 tackles in four seasons while adding seven interceptions, including one for a touchdown. The Riverdale, GA native also registered 20 knockdowns. He was also a member of the Buffalo Bills.