Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Montreal Alouettes Sign Quarterback Jacory Harris to Two-Year Contract

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Montreal Alouettes Sign Quarterback Jacory Harris to Two-Year Contract

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Alouettes sign quarterback Jacory Harris

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MONTREAL - The Montreal Alouettes signed American quarterback Jacory Harris to a two-year contract Wednesday.

The six-foot-four, 214-pound Harris spent the previous three seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He also was on the Edmonton Eskimos practice roster in 2013 when current Montreal GM Kavis Reed was the club's head coach.

"Harris is a promising young pivot whom I had the opportunity to work closely with during my time in Edmonton," Reed said in a statement. "He caught my attention by showing great work ethic and a relentless willingness to learn and improve his game day in and day out.

"He has a good size and possesses the skill set to be successful in the league."

Montreal also confirmed the signing of veteran defensive back Ryan Phillips to a one-year deal.

Word surfaced Tuesday shortly after the start of CFL free agency that Phillips, 34, was headed to Montreal after being released last week by the B. …

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