Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Could the Alouettes Have Any Interest in Wes Lysack?

As CFL free agency rapidly approaches, what could the Montreal Alouettes have on their wish list to sign in the market.

Traditionally, Jim Popp never dips into the pool; however, last year he signed Dwight Anderson which was considered to be the rich getting richer. But could the team delve into free agency to address their needs?

For starters, the team has to tackle their non-import quota at the skill positions. It seems that Popp is renovating the Canadian content as he released Danny Desriveaux, and Jeff Robertshaw. So far, Paul Woldu and the team have yet to come to terms on a new contract.

Could the Alouettes potentially take a look at former Toronto Argonauts safety Wes Lysack? Even though he is entering the twilight of his career, the Alouettes could conceivably be looking to fill their backup safety position to incumbent Etienne Boulay.

With non-import, Tad Crawford announcing his retirement, historically, the safety position has been occupied by a Canadian. Lysack fits the bill to be an on-field contributor, special teamer, and fill in for Boulay if called upon.

Furthermore, it would weaken a division rival to bring a player such as Lysack. He could be another set of eyes for the team in dissecting Chris Jones defense since both were apart of the Stampeders organization a couple of years ago.

Moving Forward

As the clock ticks closer to Wednesday afternoon’s start of free agency, the Alouettes shouldn’t have too many in-house contracts to lock up.

But without a doubt their priority has to be addressing their Canadian quota.

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