Alouettes draft second Canadian quarterback Kyle Graves
The Montreal Alouettes have signed Acadia Axemen quarterback Kyle Graves.
It's the second time in as many days the Alouettes have added a Canadian-born quarterback. On Tuesday, the CFL club signed McMaster Marauders star Kyle Quinlan.
Graves, a native of Barrie, Ont., participated in the CFL's evaluation camp in March but was bypassed in last week's Canadian college draft.
Both Quinlan, of South Woodslee, Ont., and Graves are longshots to crack Montreal's roster but each is also eligible to return to school this fall.
Veterans Anthony Calvillo and Adrian McPherson are firmly entrenched as Montreal's starter and backup, respectively.
That will leave the Canadians to battle fourth-year pro RickySantos and sophomore Josh Neiswander, both imports, for the No. 3 position.
However, attending the Alouettes camp will give Quinlan and Graves a great opportunity to learn from both Calvillo and Montreal head coach Marc Trestman, a quarterback guru who also spent time coaching in the NCAA and NFL before coming to the CFL.