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Alouettes purchase rights to Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

If he performs within the CFL, it is going to be in his hometown, the workforce says.

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Laurent Duvernay-Tardif taking part in “in his personal yard” for the Montreal Alouettes?

It could occur if the offensive lineman performs within the CFL, the workforce introduced Thursday night time on Twitter.

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The membership says it has acquired the rights to Duvernay-Tardif from the Calgary Stampeders for 2 conditional picks.

“We’re glad to have proceeded with this transaction. Laurent is a soccer icon in Montreal and Quebec. We are able to solely be winners on this transaction, as a result of even when Laurent by no means wears an Alouettes uniform, he’ll have the ability to brazenly help his hometown workforce with out feeling any regret,” mentioned Alouettes GM Danny Maciocia in an announcement on the workforce’s web site.

“We want him the perfect success together with his soccer profession shifting ahead, and are glad realizing that if he does play in Canada, he’ll achieve this in a metropolis and a stadium that he is aware of very nicely. He would additionally lastly have the ability to put on the letters M.D. on the again of his jersey like he has been eager to do.”

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Duvernay-Tardif, who has a medical diploma from McGill, was traded from the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs to the New York Jets in November and was wanting to resume taking part in after opting out of the 2020 NFL season to work in a Quebec long-term care facility throughout the pandemic.

“I’m planning on taking part in this 12 months, that’s for certain,” he mentioned in a video convention in November. “That’s why I’m right here right this moment, as a result of I need to play soccer. We’ll see how that goes for subsequent 12 months and the 12 months after that. With soccer, if there’s one factor that I’ve realized over my final eight years within the league, you’ve acquired to go one week at a time and that’s what I’m going to attempt to do.”

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