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July 21, 2021

Tony Washington flourishes in Montreal

Montreal, July 21, 2021 – Offensive lineman Tony Washington feels really good in La Belle Province, as he has been living in Montreal since his arrival in 2018.

“The people here are very welcoming, I love the culture, the rich history of the city, and its good restaurants. To be honest, I feel at home.”

The gentle giant is even dating a Montrealer and began to learn French with her. The reason is very simple, after his career, the New Orleans native would like to establish himself permanently here.

“Certainly learning French would help me to settle here. I’m looking at that option, depending on my learning curve.”

Washington experienced the pandemic in his downtown apartment. He took the opportunity to eat better and put a lot of effort into his training. As a result, the American lost 25 pounds and feels faster and more agile on the field.

The veteran played 117 games in nine campaigns in the CFL, and in addition to the Alouettes, he played for Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton and Hamilton. He doesn’t hesitate to talk to rookies and give them valuable advice. During practices, he is often seen taking young players under his wing and giving them direction, a great example of leadership.

Rapid fire

Regular like a Swiss clock, Eugene Lewis once again set the tone for the practice on the offensive side. The veteran seems unstoppable… Safety Ty Cranston made a one-handed interception on a long pass by Broc Rutter… Defensive back Adarius Pickett was everywhere today, multiplying the knockdowns. He excelled on coverage against Rashaun Simonise neutralizing him… Vernon Adams Jr. made a long pass of nearly 35 yards to receiver Reggie White Jr. Shortly after, the Alouettes quarterback launched an interception by attempting a bomb, close to 50-yards in the end zone. The credit goes to safety Ty Cranston again, who jumped up to make the pick.

He said it

“I do not hesitate to tell the younger guys to take care of their bodies. It’s a long camp and we must listen to our mind and our bodies. This is very important, especially before starting a season after being away from the field for so long.”
– Namaan Roosevelt

Transaction

The Alouettes announced that the club has released American receiver Eli Rogers, American running backs Dominick Bragalone and Anthony Jones, as well as American linebacker Romeo Finley.

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