Greene reunited with the Don

PERRY LEFKO -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:14 AM ET

Nealon and the Don are back together.

The Montreal Alouettes acquired Nealon Greene from Saskatchewan yesterday, reuniting the quarterback with his first pro head coach, Don Matthews, in 1998 in Toronto. A year later Matthews signed with Edmonton as head coach and traded to acquire Greene and make him a starter.

The Als have been stocking up on quarterbacks to backup up 35-year-old veteran Anthony Calvillo, signing Toronto/Hamilton castoff Marcus Brady and Anthony Carter, a former starter in the National Football League with Dallas and the New York Jets. The Als also have Ryan Dinwiddie and Scott McBrien under contract.

The Als traded cornerback Almondo Curry and a fifth-round pick next year for Greene, who had been with Saskatchewan since 2003 but had lost his starting job midway through last season to Marcus Crandell.

The Roughriders had a surplus of quarterbacks after acquiring Kerry Joseph via a trade with Hamilton in the Ottawa Renegades dispersal draft. They also have Rocky Butler.

Greene threw for only 298 passes last year, completing 182, and had eight interceptions and seven touchdowns.

In a separate deal, Winnipeg acquired defensive back Kelly Malveaux from Montreal for a sixth-round pick in yesterday's Canadian Football League draft of Canadian-born or raised college and university players.

BRAIDWOOD NFL BOUND?

Edmonton chose Washington State University defensive lineman Scott Braidwood first overall in the draft, but he may be headed for the NFL.

Scott Mitchell, who works for super agent Gil Scott, said Braidwood, whom they represent, either will be a late-round NFL pick or a free-agent signing. He said the B.C. native tested well in a pro workout for NFL scouts.

"Athletically, he had an outstanding day," Mitchell said. "He's going to get a shot down there (in the NFL). We'll see what happens after that."

FUTURE TIGER-CATS

Hamilton had the eighth, ninth and 11th pick in the draft, respectively selecting Central Florida offensive lineman Cedric Marcoux-Gagne, University of Akron defensive lineman Jermaine Reid and Louisiana Stats offensive lineman Peter Dyakowski. All three have a year of college eligibility remaining.

"Obviously, it's for down the road," Ticats player personnel director Craig Smith said. "We've taken a chance because some of these kids could get NFL sniffs and you may not seem them for a few years."


Videos

Photos