The Montreal Alouettes announced on Wednesday that veteran receiver S.J. Green has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the club, which will allow Alouettes fans to keep watching one of the most spectacular receivers in the CFL for years to come.
Green (6'03'', 220 lbs.) has once again been a true leader on the Alouettes' offence in 2014 in what was yet another productive season for the 29-year-old international receiver. Green concluded the season ranked seventh among the league's receivers, amassing 835 receiving yards on 53 catches as well as four touchdowns in only fifteen outings. The eight-year veteran had playoffs to remember saving one of his best career-performances against the Tiger-Cats in Hamilton for the Eastern Division Final as he registered three touchdowns and 126 receiving yards. He tallied another touchdown a week before in a decisive 50-17 victory over the BC Lions in the Eastern Division Semi-final. As it's been the case throughout his career, Green multiplied spectacular catches all through last season and has showed what a fearsome offensive weapon he is, as well, all while developing good chemistry with quarterback Jonathan Crompton.
"S.J. is a true Alouette. He has proven that he is intelligent, dependable, tough, dynamic, and exciting. He is everything you are looking for in a player," said Alouettes General Manager, Jim Popp. "We look forward to S.J. being a tremendous leader on and off the field, as we continue to chase excellence."
Green was named an Eastern Division All-star for the fourth consecutive year in 2014. A two-time Grey Cup champion in 2009 and 2010, the Fort Lauderdale, FL native was named to the CFL All-star in 2013, following what was his best season. That year, he collected 1,197 receiving yards while scoring 13 touchdowns on 83 receptions, which was the highest total in the league. The former University of South Florida Bull had previously recorded two other 1,000-yard campaigns in 2011 (1,147 yds.) and 2012 (1,111 yds.).
Green has been a constant fixture in the Alouettes offence over the past few seasons, including the last two where he has hooked up with six different quarterbacks.
During his eight-season career in the Canadian Football League, all of them defending the Alouettes' colours, Green shows an impressive total of 368 catches for 5,518 yards and 38 touchdowns in 92 regular season games.