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The Montreal Alouettes hired former Carolina Panthers running back Jordan Scarlett on Wednesday.

The latter was drafted in the fifth round (154th overall) by the Carolina Panthers in the 2019 NFL Draft. The 26-year-old went on to play nine games in Carolina, before becoming a member of the Detroit Lions practice squad in 2020 and playing with the Miami Dolphins in 2021.

“We are happy that a player of Jordan’s caliber is coming to Montreal. He is very talented and explosive. His addition will bring depth to our already well-stocked backfield,” Alouettes general manager Danny Maciocia said in a statement.

Scarlett had 1,857 yards on 344 carries in 35 college games with the University of Florida Gators, in addition to scoring 12 majors, averaging 5.4 yards per carry. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Floridian added 108 yards on 15 receptions.

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