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Ernest Jackson Signs With The Montreal Alouettes

CFL: 104th Grey Cup Championship-Calgary Stampeders at Ottawa Redblacks Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Ernest Jackson, who caught the pass which won this year’s Grey Cup, is parting ways with the Ottawa REDBLACKS and moving on to the Montreal Alouettes. It will be the third team that Jackson has played with in his CFL career.

Jackson was a CFL All-Star in 2016, second in the CFL in touchdown receptions (10), and seventh in both yards (1,225) and receptions (88).

In the two seasons he played for Ottawa the Buffalo alumnus caught 172 receptions for 2,261 yards, hauling in 15 touchdowns.

Year Team Games Receptions Yards Average Touchdowns Long
2012 BC 10 27 347 12.9 1 50
2013 BC 2 4 32 8 0 18
2014 BC 14 49 813 16.6 3 65
2015 OTT 18 84 1,036 12.3 5 55
2016 OTT 17 88 1,225 13.9 10 62
TOTALS 61 252 3,453 12.7 19 65

Jackson was considered by many to be the best free agent player on the market and Ottawa, who had several to resign, could not come to terms with the wideout.

Throwing to Jackson in Montreal is another first year Alouette, Darian Durant. Durant had spent his entire 10 year career in Saskatchewan. He won two Grey Cups and most recently was throwing to Naaman Roosevelt with the Roughriders.

The CFL preseason kicks off June 6th, when Montreal will play Toronto, home of Drew Willy.