Alouettes pounce on former Ticat DeAngelis
Montreal signs free agent kicker, 2009 CFL West all-star to replace Duval
July 29, 2011: The Hamilton Tiger-Cats versus Sandro DeAngelis and the visiting Montreal Alouettes.
Yes, Ticats fans, DeAngelis — five days after Hamilton released the veteran Canadian Football League kicker — has found a home in Montreal.
DeAngelis, who last season turned in a career-low 76.2 per cent success rate on field goal attempts, reportedly has signed on with the Alouettes one week before training camp.
In 2009, the 30-year-old DeAngelis was a West Division all-star with the Calgary Stampeders after making good on 42 of 49 field goal attempts.
Montreal chose not to re-sign kicker Damon Duval over the winter and earlier this month traded its first-round pick in the 2012 CFL college draft to B.C. for kicker Sean Whyte, who later agreed to a contract extension.
DeAngelis once was considered among the league's most reliable kickers during his five seasons in Calgary. He signed with Hamilton on Feb. 22, 2010, and played in all 18 games last season, ranking fourth with 144 points. He converted 32 of 42 field goal attempts and 45 of 46 point-after attempts.