Alouettes sign Dwight Anderson

The Montreal Alouettes have signed free agent all-star cornerback Dwight Anderson.

"We are excited to give Dwight an opportunity to come in and compete," vice president and general manager Jim Popp said. "He has been one of the top DB's in the league over the last couple of years. He is fearless in his approach and plays a physical style game. He can help bring our already good secondary to another level."

Named to the CFL all-star team in 2010 as a member of the Calgary Stampeders, Anderson recorded 49 defensive tackles and five interceptions that season, tops in the league. He also recorded seven knockdowns and forced two fumbles.

He also won the Grey Cup in 2008, was named to the West Division all-star team in 2009 and 2010 and was the Stampeders' Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2009.

"I want to thank my fans, the Stampeders' organization, John Hufnagel and Coach Chris Jones for showing me love and support throughout my three seasons in Calgary," said Anderson. "I feel like I have done what is best for my career, my family and myself. I look forward to being in a new city and furthering my goal of winning another championship."

Anderson, who spent the last three seasons in Calgary, also played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2007. He played 15 games and recorded 17 defensive tackles over two seasons with the St. Louis Rams between 2004 and 2005. He also played for the AFL Philadelphia Soul and the Carolina Panthers.