May 26, 2006 17:27 ET

The Montreal Alouettes: Training Camp Report-Day 6

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - May 26, 2006) - The following is today's recap of the Montreal Alouettes' training camp now taking place at the Campus du Fort Saint-Jean.

First practice outdoors

Practice was held outside for the first time of training camp today.

Offense gets going

The practice field was divided in two during the first portion of the morning session. One group worked on the running game, while the other attempted to perfect the passing plays. During the second part of the practice, Ben Cahoon showed why he is the leading receiver in Alouettes' history, catching a spectacular diving football with a defensive player draped on his back.


Linebacker Jeremiah Garrison and defensive tackle John Nix were released.

First aid

Under the supervision of Dr. Vincent Lacroix, a group of paramedics from Montreal's Urgence Sante lead by Louis Legault, attended practice today in hopes of learning more about special prevention and first aid procedures as well as counter active football injury techniques. They will be attending each game at Percival Molson Stadium taking care of our players in case of emergency.

Ecstatic young fans

More than 500 children coming from 26 schools from the area were onlookers during the second portion of today's practice. The kids took part in the annual athletic day for the Commission scolaire des Hautes-Rivieres. The highlight for the kids was being able to get all of their favourite players' autographs. Most players stayed long after practice to sign balls, shirts and even arms.

The Dallas Cowboys at practice

Dallas Cowboys' Assistant Director of Pro Scouting Brian Gaine was at practice today.

Bumps and bruises

Among the minor injuries today were Shaun Diner (shoulder), Davis Sanchez (hamstring), Mike Vilimek (ankle), Dave Mudge (ankle) Ezra Landry (knee), Darrel Crutchfield (abdominal strain), Terrance Edwards (ankle), TyJuan Massey (leg), Dario Romero (leg). Quarterback Scott McBrien, who had an allergy reaction, was back on the field today.

Tomorrow's schedule

Practice will start at 9 a.m. at the Campus du Fort Saint-Jean.

Contact Information

  • The Montreal Alouettes
    Louis-Philippe Dorais
    Director of Media Relations
    (514) 886-2776
    The Montreal Alouettes
    Noah Sidel
    Assistant to the Director of Media Relations
    (514) 886-9544