Friday, May 29, 2015

Former UConn DE Jesse Joseph headed back home

Jeese Joseph is set to give the CFL his best shot.

The former UConn defensive end and Laval, Quebec native was taken by the Montreal Alouettes in the third round of the 2013 CFL Draft as he prepared for his fifth and final season at UConn. A year ago he was invited into the Chicago Bears rookie camp but there hasn't been much news about him - until this week.

The Alouettes announced that they signed Joseph, who had 13 sacks while at UConn. What's interesting is that one of his fellow defensive linemen in Montreal will be former UConn teammate Teddy Jennings. Jennings tore it up as a rookie in the Arena Football League recording 11 sacks in 15 games. Veteran long snapper Martin Bedard gives the Alouettes three UConn grads on its current roster. By my count there are six former UConn standouts in camp with CFL teams as receiver Kashif Moore and running back Lyle McCombs are attempting to stick with the Toronto Argonauts and Alex Mateas was taken by Ottawa with the top pick in this year's CFL Draft.


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