August 27, 2018

Gabriel Knapton back with the Alouettes

The Montreal Alouettes announced on Monday that the club has signed international defensive end Gabriel Knapton.

Knapton (6’3”, 265 lbs.) returns to Montreal after playing the first four seasons on his career in the city. In 76 career-games in the CFL, the 29-year-old amassed 192 defensive tackles, including ten for losses, while registering 33 quarterback sacks. He also forced two fumbles and recovered one. Following his first CFL season in 2014, he was voted the Alouettes Most Outstanding Rookie.

In eight games this season with the British Columbia Lions, Knapton cumulated 15 defensive tackles, including a quarterback sack.

The Alouettes also announced that the club has signed international defensive back Greg Reid to the practice roster. The former Florida State University Seminole most recently played for the Washington Valor in the Arena Football League (AFL). He led the NCAA with an 18.4-yard punt return average with the Seminoles in 2009. He was elected the AFL rookie of the year in 2014 and was twice voted an AFL all star.

The club also announced that defensive tackles Tresor Mufata and Michael Hill were released, as were defensive back Armagedon Draughn as well as quarterback Austin Apodaca.