CALGARY — The Montreal Alouettes have signed Canadian offensive lineman David Foucault.
The native of Lasalle, Que., was selected fifth overall by the Alouettes in the 2014 CFL draft, but instead joined the Carolina Panthers and played five games with the NFL club that year.
He spent the next couple of seasons on Carolina’s practice roster before joining the B.C. Lions in 2017.
The six-foot-eight, 319-pound Foucault played three seasons in Vancouver, helping running back John White amass 1,004 rushing yards in 2019.
Foucault will be reunited with Alouettes general manager Danny Maciocia in Montreal. Maciocia coached the Montreal Carabins when Foucault was a varsity player.
The Alouettes also announced that the club signed contracts with three players from the 2020 draft; defensive lineman Brock Gowanlock, receiver Vincent Alessandrini and running back Colton Klassen.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 8, 2021.