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.