Als GM Danny Maciocia overhauls defence on 1st day of CFL free company

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Sewell, 6-foot-Four and 288 kilos, is predicted to interchange John Bowman, knowledgeable final week he wouldn’t be provided a brand new contract at age 38. However Sewell isn’t a lot youthful, at 34.

A six-time CFL all-star, he spent his whole nine-year profession with Edmonton. In 139 profession video games, he has 282 tackles, 60 sacks and compelled two fumbles. In 2019, he produced eight sacks — the identical whole as Bowman.

Usher, 6-foot-Three and 235 kilos, had 36 tackles, six sacks and compelled three fumbles in 2019. Usher, solely 26, was a part of the Las Vegas Raiders this season.

It’s doubtless no coincidence new Als defensive co-ordinator Barron Miles was a former assistant coach at Edmonton. He in all probability performed a big position within the course of, not solely with Maciocia, however serving to to persuade the gamers to signal with Montreal. Miles has acknowledged he needs a defence that performs quick, together with a line that dominates.