Rogers signs with CFL’s Alouettes

Tres bien.

Former Warrior defensive back Jalen Rogers said he has signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

It is a standard 1-and-1 contract: a one-year deal with an option for a second year. According to the CFL’s collective bargaining agreement, the minimum salary is $53,000. (The average CFL salary is $80,000.)

Rogers’versatility is suited for a sport that employs 12 players on defense. Rogers started at cornerback last season but also has played safety, nickelback and dimeback for the Warriors.

Agent Jason House said CFL teams expressed interest in Rogers. But the Alouettes had the strongest and longest interest in Rogers.

Rogers is the second defensive back from UH’s 2016 team to receive a pro-football opportunity. Dejaun Butler has been invited to the New Orleans Saints’ training camp in July.

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UH coaches and former Warriors turned out today to help with a benefit speed/quickness camp today at Radford High. All proceeds will go toward helping pay the medical expenses for 1-year-old Mataese Manuma, son of former Warriors Matt Manuma. Mataese is battling a rare form of leukemia.

Leonard Peters
Brian Smith and Craig Stutzmann
The newlyweds — Marcus Malepeai and Chanteal (Satele) Malepeai


  1. rabbit ears May 29, 2017 8:48 am

    I remember someone selling UH vs UCLA tickets. Anyone remember who that was?

  2. orioles4eva May 29, 2017 9:29 am

    Congratulations Mr. Rogers.

  3. H-Man May 29, 2017 10:49 am

    I didn’t realize CFL salaries were that low. Are there perks like league-provided housing?

  4. Ipu Man May 29, 2017 1:29 pm

    Probably CFL provides hand warmers,
    ear muffs and and full face pullovers…

  5. Da Punchbowl Kid May 29, 2017 2:42 pm

    Bon chance, Jalen! I wonder what percent of CFLers ever get the chance to play in the CFL.

  6. Da Punchbowl Kid May 29, 2017 2:43 pm

    In the NFL I meant to say!

  7. D-Bone May 29, 2017 3:25 pm

    Congratulations Jalen! Hopefully someday you will get the chance to showcase your skills in the NFL.

  8. Shadow May 29, 2017 4:14 pm

    M. Mariota showing as no. 50 best NFL player as voted by players! Making Hawaii proud again!!

  9. kalua pig May 29, 2017 7:27 pm

    the radford basketball gym is a state treasure.

  10. Stephen Tsai May 30, 2017 12:49 pm

    New post:

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