Als' Woodcock headed to Redskins

Montreal Alouettes receiver Pat Woodcock has caught the eye of the Washington Redskins.

Woodcock, 25, confirmed Wednesday he will attend Redskins training camp this summer.

The Kanata, Ont. native had 35 receptions for 838 yards and five touchdowns last season.

Woodcock is the seventh Alouettes starter to attract NFL interest this off-season.

Earlier tryouts were granted to Adriano Belli, Kevin Lefsrud and Tim Strickland (Cleveland Browns), Reggie Durden (Atlanta Falcons), Matt Lytle (New York Jets) and Keith Stokes (Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks).

Woodcock was named Most Outstanding Canadian Player as the Alouettes defeated the Edmonton Eskimos, 25-16 in the Grey Cup at Commonwealth Stadium.

The speedy slotback caught two passes for 119 yards and a Grey Cup record 99-yard TD.

Before being drafted 11th overall by Montreal in 2001, Woodcock made two appearances for the New York Giants.

He returned six kickoffs for 113 yards and two punts for 16 yards, only to be released in Week 3.

Woodcock debuted for Montreal on Oct. 28, 2001, and finished the season with six grabs for 113 yards.

The Alouettes also announced the signing of rookie punter Burke Dales, the brother of Stacey Dales-Schuman of the WNBA.

The native of Brockville, Ont., was cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers at 2002 training camp after averaging 41.5-yards per punt for the Concordia Stingers two years ago.

Dales will combine with recently-signed placekicker Dan Giancola to replace Terry Baker, who did double duty until retiring following the Grey Cup.