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MONTREAL -- The Montreal Alouettes announced a trio of contract extensions on Wednesday with veterans Chip Cox, S.J. Green and Éric Deslauriers each agreeing to new two-year deals with the club.

Since signing with the Alouettes in 2006, Cox has been the team's defensive tackles leader and a CFL All-Star each season from 2009 to 2011. In 2012, the 29-year-old led the Alouettes with four interceptions, while his 82 defensive tackles, a personal best, were good for second on the team, behind only fellow linebacker Shea Emry.

Green is coming off his second-straight 1,000-plus yards season, despite missing four games with a knee injury. His 61 catches in 2012 were good for 1,111 yards, four touchdowns, and a second-consecutive East Division All-Star nomination. He also ranked first among Alouettes in receiving yards - seventh across the CFL - registering four 100-plus yards games in 2012, and recording a season-high 168 yards on 10 catches August 23 opposite Hamilton.

Deslauriers caught 13 passes for 299 yards last season, maintaining an impressive average of 23 yards per catch. Selected in the first round (7th overall) of the 2007 CFL Canadian Draft, Deslauriers set a career-high in 2012 when he made in a 71-yard catch against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on August 3. The 31-year-old Canadian receiver from Gatineau, QC also played a role on special teams, recording four special teams tackles.

In addition to the day's extensions, the Alouettes also announced on Wednesday that import linebacker Rod Davis and non-import kicker Derek Schiavone have been released.

Fan Comments
wild horse
A healthy S.J. Green, a Deslauriers who hangs unto the fubol, and the Chipperooni making tackles all over the field, I'll take them. With a 40 y.o. QB, and a completely new coaching staff - it's going to be an interesting season. Thanks for your inside scoops, A.R. I'm waiting for more Big News.
February 15, 2013 - 12:12pm
 
als rule
montreal may or not be interested in FAs: lions C CB cauchy muamba and or/both stamps C DL brian bulcke!!
February 14, 2013 - 9:55pm
 
wild horse
So we hired Dan Hawkins, I just heard. Good. He's my favorite of the candidates. Now let's get started to win the Cup again. Go Als!!
February 14, 2013 - 6:08pm
 
als rule
montreal to name dan hawkins former boise state and colorado U HC to become the als new HC replacing trestman. new OC to be named mike miller was a former OC in pittsburgh, buffalo and arizona!! which isn't a great resume to be carrying around!!
February 14, 2013 - 2:50pm
 
als rule
A RB whitaker had a serious season ending injury and much like A CB mark estelle last year a contract offer from popp may only come when he's able to pass his physical!!
February 13, 2013 - 9:02pm
 
als rule
excellent news that cox and green re-upped BUT still keeping deslauriers is still just mind boggling!! schiavone no surprise and davis was never a good fit in montreal mainly due to the previous DC who was lost in space along with trestman for hiring him!! davis never really had a chance!! wrong time wrong place!! expect montreal to push hard now in trying to sign C LB shomari williams!!
February 13, 2013 - 8:31pm
Manu13Etcheverry
why not keep deslauriers? I mean hes a good back up...
February 14, 2013 - 12:55pm