LEWIS CALLS END TO CFL CAREER
The Montreal Alouettes announced Thursday that slotback Nik Lewis has retired after 14 CFL seasons. The Als congratulated Lewis on a record-breaking career in a statement that came hours after the two-time 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. He hopes find a job in football in some capacity, adding that “when I land on my feet somewhere, I’ll let you know.” 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.