Montreal Alouettes agree to terms on two-year deal with receiver Ernest Jackson

Alouettes land receiver Ernest Jackson

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes landed one of the top names on the CFL free-agent market Thursday by agreeing to terms with all-star receiver Ernest Jackson on a two-year deal.

The six-foot-two 220-pound native of Rochester, N.Y., had 88 receptions, 1,225 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns last season for the Ottawa Redblacks.

“The addition of Ernest brings a world of new possibilities for our new offence to perform well looking forward to next season,” Alouettes general manager Kavis Reed said in a release. “This signing is in line with our plan to put together a productive and spectacular offence for our supporters. 

“Ernest is one of the most menacing offensive threats in our league. I am confident he will be among the fan favourites soon enough.”

Jackson, a CFL all-star last year, had 96 receiving yards on six catches and a touchdown in Ottawa’s victory over Calgary in the Grey Cup last November in Toronto.

The 30-year-old University of Buffalo product made his CFL debut in 2012 with B.C. He spent three seasons with the Lions before joining the Redblacks.

Montreal also agreed to terms with Canadian defensive linemen Michael Klassen and Donald Oramasionwu.

The six-foot-five, 275-pound Klassen has spent the last four seasons with Montreal. The Calgary native has 52 career tackles in 54 regular-season games.

The six-foot-two, 290-pound Oramasionwu, a Winnipeg native, spent the last five years with the Edmonton Eskimos after starting his CFL career with the Blue Bombers in ’09.

 

The Canadian Press

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