The Montreal Alouettes announced on Tuesday the signing of non-import guard Scott Flory to a new three-year deal.
Flory will be back for his 14th season with the Alouettes in 2012. The 35-year-old CFL veteran was twice named the league's most outstanding lineman, in 2008 and 2009, while also helping the Alouettes win three Grey Cup championships, in 2002, 2009 and 2010. He played 221 games in the CFL, all with Montreal, and has been an East Division All-Star for ten years running.
Last season, Flory was an integral member of the offensive line which helped the Alouettes lead the league in total passing yards, total points scored, and points scored per game. The Alouettes offensive line conceded just 34 sacks in 2011, tied for second-lowest in the league. Running behind Flory and his teammates, Brandon Whitaker lead the CFL in rushing in just his first year as a starter.
The Alouettes also announced the signing of 28-year-old import defensive end Copeland Bryan to a two-year deal with the club. Copeland racked up 21 tackles and two sacks during three seasons in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions.
The Alouettes also announced the release of import defensive tackle Eric Wilson who recorded 54 defensive tackles in his five seasons with Montreal.