Lewis retires as league’s all-time leading receiver
MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes announced Thursday that slotback Nik Lewis has retired after 14 Canadian Football League seasons. The Alouettes congratulated Lewis on a recordbreaking career in a statement that came hours after the twotime Grey Cup champion released a video on YouTube saying the team granted him an unconditional release. Lewis, 35, said in the video that he had already decided against returning as a player but had hoped to land another job with the Alouettes, where he played the last three seasons after 11 campaigns with the Calgary Stampeders. Lewis played 226 CFL games, winning two Grey Cups with Calgary. He made a record 1,051 catches for 13,775 yards and 71 touchdowns. He was named a CFL all-star three times and a divisional all star six times.