Tuesday, December 18, 2018
RIDERS RE-SIGN LAVOIE, TATE RETIRES
Lavoie (6’2 – 240) was acquired by the Riders in a trade with the Montreal Alouettes on October 10th and went on to play three regular-season games and the Western Semi-Final for the Green and White.
Lavoie was originally selected by the Alouettes in the 2nd round (11th overall) of the 2012 CFL Draft. After spending two seasons in Montreal, he was selected by the Ottawa Redblacks in the 2013 CFL Expansion Draft. The 31-year-old spent four seasons in Ottawa before being re-acquired by Montreal in a January 2018 trade.
Through seven CFL seasons, Lavoie has collected 148 receptions for 1,343 yards and seven touchdowns in 118 career regular-season games.
He has added six playoff games and two Grey Cup games, winning with the Ottawa Redblacks in 2016.
Lavoie was eligible to become a free agent on February 12, 2019.
International quarterback Drew Tate has retired from the Canadian Football League.
Tate played 10 CFL seasons, spending time with Calgary, Ottawa and Saskatchewan.