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Montreal Alouettes release veteran CFL receiver/returner Worthy

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MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes released veteran American receiver/returner Chandler Worthy on Wednesday.

Worthy, 30, spent two seasons with Montreal (2022-23) after starting his CFL career with the Toronto Argonauts (2017, 2019, 2021).

The five-foot-nine, 173-pound Worthy came to Canada after spending time in the NFL with the Houston Texans (2015) and New York Jets (2016).

Worthy appeared in 10 regular-season games in 2023 with Montreal, recording 10 catches for 92 yards. He also had 48 kickoff returns for 1,136 yards (23.7-yard average) and returned 56 punts for 544 yards and a touchdown.

Worthy added three returns off missed field goals for a total of 96 yards.

Worthy has appeared in 45 career CFL regular-season games, registering 43 catches for 461 yards and four TDs. He also returned 138 kickoffs for 3,156 yards and two touchdowns, 163 punt returns for 1,633 yards and a TD as well as 12 missed field goals for 315 yards.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 1, 2024.