January 15, 2007 15:55 ET

Two New Alouettes: Als Add a Defensive Tackle and a Running Back

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 15, 2007) - Montreal Alouettes' Vice President, General Manager and Head Coach Jim Popp announced today that veteran NFL defensive tackle Devone Claybrooks and rookie running back Morris Virgil have signed new contracts with the Alouettes and are expected at training camp.

Devone Claybrooks (6'3", 310 lbs.) is a defensive tackle who played in the NFL from 2001 through 2005. He had stints with the Green Bay Packers, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Cleveland Browns, the San Francisco 49ers, the Atlanta Falcons, the Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals. Between 2002 and 2004, he made eight tackles in 13 games. He is 29.

Defensive back Morris Virgil (5'10, 208 lbs.) played on offence, defence and special teams at Illinois between 2001 and 2005, starting as a running back before moving to defence in 2004. He totalled 111 tackles and two interceptions while gaining 334 yards and scoring four touchdowns on 49 career carries. He also returned 23 kickoffs for 487 yards. He is 23.

The organization has also announced that Harry Dunn will be back at training camp. The 23-year-old offensive lineman from James Madison University attended camp with the Alouettes in 2006.

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