Alouettes re-sign defensive-lineman Jean-Samuel Blanc to two-year deal

In 15 games in 2018, Blanc had nine special-teams tackles and four defensive tackles.

The Montreal Alouettes re-signed defensive lineman Jean-Samuel Blanc to a two-year contract, the CFL club announced on Monday. 

“Jean-Samuel is a young veteran on our team and has gained valuable experience with us, while also fitting in our system,” Alouettes general manager Kavis Reed said on the team’s website. 

Blanc, a 6-foot-1, 245-pounder, will return for his fifth season with the Alouettes. Financial terms of the deal were not made public. In 15 games in 2018, he had nine special-teams tackles and four defensive tackles. In 63 career CFL games, all with Montreal, the 28-year-old Montrealer has 38 special-teams tackles, two sacks and three forced fumbles.

Montreal Alouettes defensive-lineman Jean-Samuel Blanc, right, and defensive-back Jermaine Robinson celebrate after beating the Toronto Argonauts 25-22 in Montreal on Aug. 24, 2018. Allen McInnis / Montreal Gazette

Blanc joined the Alouettes as a free agent in 2015 after spending his collegiate career with the Université de Montréal Carabins, with whom he won the Vanier Cup in 2014.

“I absolutely wanted to stay with the Alouettes, it’s home here and I’m very happy that we have finalized this contract,” Blanc said on the team’s website.

“I have played four seasons with the team and I know that the best is yet to come, there is a lot of talent on our team and I can’t wait for us to demonstrate it on the field.”





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