Montreal Alouettes' vice president and general manager Jim Popp announced today that CFL All-Star free safety Richard Karikari signed a two-year contract plus an option with the Alouettes.
Karikari begins his fourth CFL season, all with the Alouettes. He had a career year in 2005, starting 16 of the 17 games he played in and finishing second in the CFL with nine interceptions for 188 yards and a touchdown. He recorded 43 defensive tackles, four special teams tackles, and one knockdown on top of forcing three fumbles en route to being named an East Division and CFL All-Star. He is 26.
The signing of Karikari means that every Alouette free agent from 2005 that was offered a contract will return this season.