After eight seasons with the Montreal Alouettes, centre Paul Lambert's request to be released has been granted.
''I personally want to thank Paul for his services as an Alouette,'' Vice President and General Manager Jim Popp said. ''Paul has been a tremendous teammate and a first class person on and off the field. He is a joy to be around and full of laughter. I wish Paul, Pam, and family happiness in their future endeavors.''
Lambert missed a part of the 2010 season, including the East Final and Grey Cup, with an arm injury that required surgery. Additionally, he had surgery to his knee in the offseason.
Drafted by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the third round (22nd overall), Lambert signed as a free agent with the Alouettes in 2003 and played in five Grey Cups with Montreal, capturing two.