MONTREAL -- One day after releasing him, the Montreal Alouettes have brought Jerald Brown back into the fold. The Als also announced the signing of linebacker Steve Octavien.
Brown had a comeback season in 2012 after suffering a season-ending broken right ankle in 2011's season-opener. Last year, the 32-year-old defensive back finished tied for third among Alouettes with 52 defensive tackles. He also snagged a pair of interceptions, including one which he returned 33 yards against the Calgary Stampeders in Week 3, setting up a last-minute come-from-behind-win for the Alouettes.
The 28-year-old played collegiately at Nebraska, racking-up a team-high 92 tackles during his final season of eligibility in 2007. He also recorded 15 tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks that season, his efforts earning him the nod as the Huskers' 2007 Defensive MVP and an honourable mention on the All-Big 12.