Alouettes extend contracts of QB Adams Jr., receiver Lewis

Adams Jr., whose season ended in October with a shoulder injury, is signed through the 2023 season, while Lewis signed a one-year contract.

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The Alouettes announced Thursday that the club extended the contracts of quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., until the 2023 season, and catcher Eugene Lewis, who signed a one-year contract.

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Adams Jr., 28, played eight games for the Alouettes in 2021, completing 142 of 239 passes for 1,949 yards and 14 touchdowns. His season ended in October, when he suffered a shoulder injury. The Pasadena, California native is 17-10 as a starter.

The 28-year-old Lewis finished third in the CFL with 964 yards on 62 receptions, along with nine touchdowns. The Norristown, Pennsylvania native also won his first CFL all-star pick in 2021. In four CFL seasons, he caught 185 passes for 3,044 yards and 18 touchdowns in 51 games.

“It’s a great day for the Alouettes family,” Alouettes General Manager Danny Maciocia said in a statement. “These players have the team’s success at their hearts and they are true leaders on our team. Even when he was offside, Vernon wanted to be around his teammates and participate. Eugene continues to be a primary target for the Alouettes and always does everything he can to help his team win. “

Also Thursday, the CFL unveiled its 2022 schedule, which will see the Alouettes begin the season on June 9, when they visit the Calgary Stampeders at 9 p.m. The Als’ first home game will be June 23, when they host the Saskatchewan Roughriders. at 7:30 pm

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