Montreal Alouettes sign ex-Stampeders defensive back Ciante Evans


Calgary Stampeders' Ciante Evans (0) tries to tackle Ottawa Redblacks' Diontae Spencer (85) in second half CFL action in Calgary, Thursday, June 29, 2017. Spencer did his best to keep the Ottawa Redblacks within striking distance of the Calgary Stampeders on Thursday night. (Mike Ridewood/AP)

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes have signed veteran defensive back Ciante Evans.

The 26-year-old played for the Calgary Stampeders the past four seasons, helping the team win the Grey Cup last year.

Evans had 127 tackles and nine interceptions in 48 games with the Stampeders.

The native of Fort Worth, Texas was a CFL all-star in 2017 and a CFL West all-star in 2018. He signed with Salt Lake of the now-defunct Alliance of American Football over the winter, making four tackles in as many games this year.


The Toronto Argonauts have signed American linebacker Freddie Bishop III.

Bishop, 29, played five games for the Memphis Express of the now-defunct Alliance of American Football in 2019, making four tackles and one tackle for loss.

Bishop has nine games of NFL experience with the New York Jets from 2016-17. Prior to that, he spent three seasons with the Calgary Stampeders after completing his college career at Western Michigan.

The Argos also announced the release of American defensive back Devin Butler.


The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed American wide receiver Justin Sumpter.

The 22-year-old pro rookie was cut by the Los Angeles Rams earlier this month after signing with the NFL team in April.

The six-foot-four, 217-pound Sumpter led Kennesaw State University in receptions in all four years he played.

The Ticats also cut Canadian receiver Mitch O’Connor.

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