RECEIVER JAMEL RICHARDSON JOINS THE ALOUETTES

Le vice-président et directeur général des Alouettes de Montréal Jim Popp a annoncé aujourd’hui la mise sous contrat du vétéran receveur éloigné Jamel Richardson.

Montreal Alouettes’ Vice President and General Manager Jim Popp announced today the signing of veteran wide receiver Jamel Richardson.

Nice signing. Good size and experience and still young...I likes it a lot.

Ah yes, this just might be the deep threat we've been seeking!

So very happy to see Jim Popp back to doing what he does best!

And on an unrelated note...

Will we all get invitations when "ericalouettes" and "jadealouettes" get married?

Agreed- this guy appears to have it all: youth, experience, size, 1477 yards in one season in the CFL
and, he was good enough to play in the NFL.

Ah, maybe when we'll do our Alouettes' staff party!

I have a really good feeling about this signing.

A very good signing for you guys!! I was impressed with him when he played in Saskatchewan.

Hassal, maybe you should read the whole text.... It's 1477 yards in 4 seasons(26 games)!!!! didn't you find it weird for him to only have 4 TDs ( What, he drops the ball at the one yard line everytime??)?!? Geroy Simon had 1308 yards last year and he was leading the league. I keep reading your posts every week and they never seem to make any sense.

Anyways, great signing by the Als, this guy should make the team and hopefully push other player to raise their games. It's a start but a lot has to be done for us to have a efficient offense.

He has good size and is still young. Besides that, I do not see what is so great about him. Here are his career stats:

[url=http://www.cfl.ca/index.php?module=roster&func=display&ros_id=289]http://www.cfl.ca/index.php?module=rost ... ros_id=289[/url]

He has 113 catches and 1471 yards in 4 seasons. He is often injured. Herb Z, who is usually pessimistic, also likes the guy:

[url=http://communities.canada.com/montrealgazette/blogs/thesnap/archive/2008/03/18/alouettes-add-quality-receiver.aspx]http://communities.canada.com/montrealg ... eiver.aspx[/url]

He also says he should be a deep threat. The guy has averaged 13 yards per catch during his career... How does that make him a deep threat?
I believe Nate Morton is just as good a prospect, probably better. Don't hesitate to tell me if I am proven wrong next season!

13 yards per catch on a Nealon Green and Bellefeuille offense....

This is a nice big target as fourth or fifth receiver.

This is indeed a pretty good signing! You never have enough of big talented receivers.

I just hope we will be able to see a bit more of Ashlan Davis and Danny Desriveaux as I think they definitely have a future in this league, and, hopefully, with the Alouettes.

Cahoon, Watkins, Deslauriers, Richardson and Thurmon. Not bad at all me thinks.

Yes, it's starting to look not too shabby; hope we have an offensive package this year that utilizes the talent we have properly instead of misusing them as last year (one example; the centre screen is not a bad play; but using it with Ashlan Davis, our smallest receiver, wasn't a good call in my opinion).

And, since you are obviously a new recruit to the forum, welcome aboard EMoney.

"He has good size and is still young. Besides that, I do not see what is so great about him. Here are his career stats:

http://www.cfl.ca/index.php?module=rost ... ros_id=289

He has 113 catches and 1471 yards in 4 seasons. He is often injured. Herb Z, who is usually pessimistic, also likes the guy:

http://communities.canada.com/montrealg ... eiver.aspx

He also says he should be a deep threat. The guy has averaged 13 yards per catch during his career... How does that make him a deep threat?
I believe Nate Morton is just as good a prospect, probably better. Don't hesitate to tell me if I am proven wrong next season!"

Excellent reply! I had forgotten that he played in a Bellefeuille offense. The Als receivers also had low yards per catch stats in 2007, and we all know why...

I am willing to give the guy a chance. If he works out, great! If not, its always good to invite players to training camp. You never know what you can find (and you can always cut players that don't work out).

who is going to throw him the ball? And who is going to keep the thrower off the deck?

Its March for all we know it could be Printers...