Alouettes extend McPherson, sign former Packer

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Montreal - The Montreal Alouettes extended the contract of quarterback Adrian McPherson until 2012, and signed running back Ahman Green to a two-year deal on Wednesday.

"The stable became a little more stable today with the contract extension. Adrian has played an important role in our organization over the last three seasons," said Als general manager Jim Popp. "He continues to grow more comfortable with both our system and the CFL."

McPherson has served admirably as the backup to Anthony Calvillo for the past three seasons. Since coming north of the border in 2008, the 27-year-old former Florida State standout has posted 999 passing yards and eight touchdowns, with 680 rushing yards on 127 attempts.

He ran for 121 yards in a September 11 contest in Hamilton, the second-best performance by a quarterback in franchise history.

McPherson will be on call again this year for the two-time defending Grey Cup champs, as Calvillo is recovering from offseason thyroid surgery.

Green has played in 12 NFL seasons with Seattle, Green Bay and Houston. The Nebraska product has compiled 9,205 yards rushing and 60 touchdowns on 2,056 attempts, and caught 378 balls for 2,883 yards and 14 scores.

"We welcome the experience that Ahman will bring to our running back competition," Popp added. "He is a battle-tested player and we are looking forward to him bringing that experience to the Alouettes."

Green last played in the NFL during the 2009 season with Green Bay, posting 160 yards and one touchdown on 41 carries in eight games. He added three catches for 18 yards.


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