The Alouettes have lost their first free agent and, as expected, it’s Paul Woldu.
The non-import cornerback signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders for two years on Wednesday, as free agency began in the Canadian Football League.
Woldu is a native of Regina.
He was drafted by the Als in the fifth round (36th overall) of the 2008 draft and spent four seasons with Montreal.
“It was a contract I couldn’t refuse, to be honest,” Woldu told Als Inside/Out.
The contract’s believed to include a significant signing bonus – perhaps as much as $20,000.
The Als have been inactive in the market until now, although general manager Jim Popp is believed to have inquired about British Columbia defensive-tackle Aaron Hunt.
For now it appears Hunt’s too rich for the Als’ blood.