January 23, 2023

Alouettes renew contract of all-star DB Wesley Sutton

Montreal, January 23, 2023 – The Montreal Alouettes have made sure that American defensive back Wesley Sutton, who was named a 2022 CFL All-Star, will continue to patrol the Alouettes’ secondary as he signed a new two-year deal with the club.

Sutton (5’11”, 194 lbs.) led the Alouettes with 79 defensive tackles last season, which was seventh best in the CFL. The 26-year-old also registered four sacks, on top of forcing two fumbles and intercepting a pass, while knocking down nine. One of his forced fumbles happened at the end of the September 23 game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and crushed all of their hopes, as they lost 23-16 in Montreal.

The former Northern Arizona University Lumberjack was named amongst the players of the week following the 20-17 win over the Blue Bombers in Winnipeg, following a five defensive tackle, two sacks, one forced fumble and one knock down outing. Sutton also amassed nine defensive tackles in the team’s two playoff games.

“We are happy to know we will be able to depend on Wesley for two more seasons, as he had an excellent 2022 campaign and keeps progressing,” said Alouettes general manager Danny Maciocia. “Opposing offences must constantly be weary of him when they take the field.”

The Alouettes also signed American receiver Trevon Bradford, who amassed 1,904 yards on 151 receptions in 52 games with the Oregon State University Beavers.