Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Linebacker Kyries Hebert Signs with Redblacks after Release by Alouettes

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Linebacker Kyries Hebert Signs with Redblacks after Release by Alouettes

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Alouettes release Hebert; signs with Ottawa

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MONTREAL - Veteran linebacker Kyries Hebert signed with the Ottawa Redblacks only hours after being released by the Montreal Alouettes on Friday.

Hebert, 37, asked out of Montreal after being told his role in the defence would change under a new coaching staff. The 11-year CFL veteran was Montreal's player of the year and the East Division nominee for the outstanding defensive player award last season, when he led the division with 110 tackles.

He was snapped up right away by Ottawa.

"The Redblacks are thrilled to be able to sign a dominant defensive player and dynamic leader," general manager Marcel Desjardins said in a statement. "Kyries has familiarity with coach (Noel) Thorpe and his defence and will be a tremendous asset to our roster."

The Los Angeles native began his CFL career with the defunct Ottawa Renegades in 2004 and 2005. …

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