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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.

Nik Lewis

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