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.
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.