Alouettes officially sign Canadian DL Jamaal Westerman

The Alouettes have signed national defensive end Jamaal Westerman to a two-year contract.

Westerman had seven sacks in 11 games last season before a season-ending upper body injury sidelined him for the rest of the year.

“We are thrilled to have signed Jamaal and to be able to reunite him with his brother on our defensive line. Jamaal is a disruptive force on the field who leads by example,” said Alouettes general manager Kavis Reed in a statement. “Not only did we get better on defence with this move, but we also changed our ratio.”

The 32-year-old joined the Bombers in 2015 after spending five seasons in the NFL. In 47 games in Winnipeg, Westerman made 118 tackles, 32 sacks and four forced fumbles. He was a West Division all-star and West Division nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian in 2015.

In 58 career games in the NFL with the Jets, Colts, Cardinals, Bills and Steelers, he put up 45 tackles and six quarterback sacks, while forcing a fumble and recovering four.


11 Comments on Alouettes officially sign Canadian DL Jamaal Westerman

  1. Now go after Henoc Mumba for MLB.

    • If they pursue and ink Muamba, the Alouettes won’t have enough cap room left to go after Manziel.

      • Good, we already our quota filled with horrible quarterbacks in Drew Willy. Johnny Nightclub should sign with a western team & let him be their problem. I’m tired of 3Down readers always wanting to dump the problem child on Montreal’s lap. It’s bad enough we have Mr. Dumpster Fire Kavis Reed making terrible decisions for the team.

      • they don,t need an addicted qb in montreal

  2. Bring back our Als // February 14, 2018 at 6:36 pm //

    Best day since July for Als fans (last win)
    With Drew Willie the sky is the limit
    Soyez Expositif
    On the way to a five win season

    • OK. I was hooked by the “Drew Willy” line until the last sentence. Someone else proposed we might win 4 games in 2018.

      Still and all, the idea of signing Canadian dlinemen is a good one, if they can (still) play. That ratio was looking a bit messed up, as little as a few days ago.

      Of course it’s all nonsense without a quarterback.

    • If we’re lucky.

  3. Kavis sure has deep pockets

  4. Drew Tate would be a good fit for QB!! Thoughts?

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