Alouettes sign Green for three years

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MONTREAL -- The Montreal Alouettes signed slotback S.J. Green to a three-year deal on Wednesday.

"Today, the future is bright for the Alouettes' receiving core. S.J. Green has solidified himself as one of the up-and-coming stars for the future of the CFL," said Montreal general manager Jim Popp. "He has been one of the most patient and loyal players that the Alouettes have ever had to get playing time on the field."

Green picked up 875 yards and ranked third in the league with 10 receiving touchdowns on 58 receptions in 2010 for the two-time defending CFL champions.

"He is a team player and an outstanding perimeter blocker, has excellent hands and great body control," said Popp.

Green, 25, a South Florida product, had been released by the New York Jets in May before heading north.

Montreal also announced that it has released center Paul Lambert after eight seasons with the franchise. Lambert missed the tail end of the 2010 season, including the Als' Grey Cup victory with an arm injury which required surgery.

In addition, the Alouettes revealed that the deal to acquire defensive end Mike Labinjo from the Calgary Stampeders last Wednesday has been voided.

Labinjo's rights will be returned to the Stamps.


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