NFL: Kyries Hebert retires from football as a member of the Alouettes

MONTREAL – Kyries Hebert has accepted a one-day contract from the Alouettes in order to retire in their uniform, the Montreal organization announced on Wednesday morning.

Hebert, a 41-year-old former linebacker, played for the Birds from 2012 to 2017. He was then released by the Alouettes in February 2018, before joining the Ottawa Redblacks for a second spell.

The American has recorded 629 defensive tackles, 149 special teams tackles, 30 sacks, in addition to forcing 19 fumbles and making 12 interceptions in 173 career CFL games.

Hebert was also named to the CFL All-Star Team in 2012, as well as to the East Division All-Team in 2012 and 2017. He was also named the league’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2017.

The veteran will be in Montreal for the tribute paid to his former teammate Chip Cox during Friday’s game, and he will sign his one-day contract at the same time.

On the other hand, the Alouettes announced that they have released defensive back Darius Williams and added wide receiver Mike Jones to their practice roster.

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