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Alouettes acquire receiver Joshua Stanford as well as second round pick from Roughriders

The Montreal Alouettes announced on Wednesday that the club has acquired national receiver Joshua Stanford and a second round draft pick in the 2020 draft, from the Saskatchewan Rouhgriders, in exchange for national offensive lineman Philip Blake as well as national fullback Patrick Lavoie.

Stanford (6’1”, 200 lbs.) is currently in his third season in the CFL. Drafted in the eighth round by the Riders in 2016, the 24-year-old has cumulated 165 yards on 17 catches in 15 games this season, maintaining a 9.7 yards-per-catch average. The former University of Kansas Jayhawk played 22 games with Saskatchewan, making 21 catches for 243 yards.

“We are very happy to have acquired a promising young receiver like Joshua and are looking forward to seeing him continue to develop within our organization,” declared Alouettes General Manager Kavis Reed. “On behalf of the Alouettes family, I would like to thank Philip and Patrick for everything they have done for this franchise on and off the field and we wish them nothing but continued success.”