The Alouettes and offensive lineman Nick Usher have agreed to extend their association for two more seasons.
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The formation of the Canadian Football League (CFL) made the announcement in a press release on Monday.
Usher joined the Sparrows before last season. In 2021, he has totaled 35 tackles, including four for field losses. He also had five quarterback sacks in 14 games. In addition, the 27-year-old American recovered three fumbles, which represents a record in the Canadian circuit.
“Nick has proven to be a key addition for us in 2021. Along with bringing his contagious good humor to the locker room, he has proven to be an important cog in our defensive front, forcing opposing quarterbacks to get rid of the ball more quickly than they would have liked,” said Alouettes general manager Danny Maciocia in his organization’s missive.
Before joining the Alouettes, Usher played two seasons with the Edmonton club. The University of Texas at El Paso Miners product has made 78 career tackles and 12 quarterback sacks.
In addition, the “Als” also indicated that they had released defensive lineman Jamal Davis II, so that the American could try his luck in the NFL.
In nine games in 2021, the 26-year-old has 17 tackles, including four quarterback sacks. He also scored a touchdown.