The Montreal Alouettes announced on Saturday that the club has signed Canadian quarterback Brandon Bridge to a one-year deal. He returns to Montreal after having been selected by the team in the fourth round of the 2015 CFL Draft. That year, he played two games with the Alouettes, completing 26 of his 40 passes for 282 yards and two touchdowns.
Bridge (6’5”, 235 lbs.) played eight games for Saskatchewan in 2018, throwing for 804 yards and a touchdown. In the last months, he spent time with the Toronto Argonauts.
The 27-year-old veteran signed with the Roughriders in 2016 and became a year later the first Canadian QB to throw for at least three touchdowns in a game, in over 30 years, as he led Saskatchewan to a victory over Hamilton. That marked the first time since 1985 that a starting Canadian quarterback registered a win in the CFL.
In 25 career CFL games, Bridge has thrown for 2,485 yards and 13 touchdowns, while adding 321 rushing yards and four touchdowns.
The Alouettes also announced that American quarterback Antonio Pipkin, national linebacker Boseko Lokombo as well as national safety Taylor Loffler will miss the upcoming game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. They will be reevaluated by the doctors this week.
The Alouettes have also added American linebacker Glenn Love to the roster. He played 13 games with the Alouettes in 2018, earning 30 defensive tackles and 18 special team tackles.
The team released American defensive backs Chris Lyles and Marcellus Pippins, as well as American defensive lineman Elijah Norris.