Canadian defensive lineman Jamaal Westerman has agreed to terms with the Montreal Alouettes, according to Winnipeg Free Press reporter Jeff Hamilton.
After taking a slow approach in free agency and wanting to weigh all his options, it looks like Jamaal Westerman has chosen the Montreal Alouettes. Interest came from many teams, including WPG, TOR and OTT. No word yet on years and money but expecting deal to be done today. #wfp
— Jeff Hamilton (@jeffkhamilton) February 14, 2018
Westerman suffered a season-ending shoulder injury that ended his 2017 campaign prematurely. At the time he was tied for second in the CFL lead in sacks with seven. He has played in 47 CFL games making 32 sacks and forcing four fumbles. The 32-year-old spent six seasons in the NFL making 60 tackles, six sacks and one forced fumble before coming north where he was a CFL all-star in 2015, Westerman’s first year in the three-down league.
Winnipeg made multiple efforts to retain Westerman before free agency opened.