Alou­ettes agree to two-year deal with re­ceiver Ernest Jack­son

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MON­TREAL The Mon­treal Alou­ettes landed one of the top names on the CFL freeagent mar­ket Thurs­day by agree­ing to terms with al­ls­tar re­ceiver Ernest Jack­son on a two-year deal.

The six-foot-two 220pound na­tive of Rochester, N.Y., had 88 re­cep­tions, 1,225 re­ceiv­ing yards and 10 touch­downs last sea­son for the Ottawa Red­blacks.

“The ad­di­tion of Ernest brings a world of new pos­si­bil­i­ties for our new of­fence to per­form well look­ing for­ward to next sea­son,” Alou­ettes gen­eral man­ager Kavis Reed said in a re­lease. “This sign­ing is in line with our plan to put to­gether a pro­duc­tive and spec­tac­u­lar of­fence for our sup­port­ers. “Ernest is one of the most men­ac­ing of­fen­sive threats in our league. I am con­fi­dent he will be among the fan favourites soon enough.” Jack­son, a CFL all-star last year, had 96 re­ceiv­ing yards on six catches and a touch­down in Ottawa’s vic­tory over Calgary in the Grey Cup last Novem­ber in Toronto.

The 30-year-old Univer­sity of Buf­falo prod­uct made his CFL de­but in 2012 with B.C. He spent three sea­sons with the Lions be­fore join­ing the Red­blacks.

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