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Montreal Alouettes Sign Former Boston College QB Quinton Porter

The former Boston College quarterback signs a three year deal with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.

August 8, 2009; Hamilton, ON, CANADA; Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Quinton Porter (12) carries the ball past Edmonton Eskimos defensiove lineman Greg Peach (90) during the fourth quarter at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Hamilton defeated Edmonton 28-21. Mandatory Credit by John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Congratulations to former Boston College QB Quinton Porter, who signed a three-year deal with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes on Monday. Porter had been released by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last Tuesday.

Last season, he backed up Hamilton starting QB Henry Burris. Porter spent some time as Hamilton's starting QB since joining the team in 2008 but he was used sparingly last season. With the Tiger-Cats, Porter completed 358 of 562 passes for 4,095 yards, 21 touchdowns and 18 INTs.

"Quinton has been on my radar screen for sometime," [Alouettes general manager Jim] Popp said. "We feel his potential can reach great heights and we look forward in getting him into the Alouettes' system."

Last season, the Alouettes won the CFL's East Division with an 11-7 regular season record. The East Division's top seed fell to the second-seeded Toronto Argonauts 27-20 in the Division Finals. The Argos would go on to win this year's Grey Cup, 35-22 over the Calgary Stampeders, the franchise's 16th overall and first since 2004.

Prior to joining the CFL in 2008, Porter spent the 2006 season with the Houston Texans as a third string QB and the Carolina Panthers practice squad in 2007.

Porter is one of three former Boston College Eagles on an active CFL roster, joining G Marc Parenteau (Toronto Argonauts) and LB Marcellus Bowman (Winnipeg Blue Bombers). Best of luck to Quinton north of the border.