Monday, May 21, 2012
Garrett Wolfe to play for CFL's Alouettes
By Jeff Dickerson
Former Chicago Bears 2007 third-round draft choice Garrett Wolfe is headed to the CFL after agreeing to terms on a two-year contract to play for the Montreal Alouettes, the team announced last week.
Wolfe, 5-foot-7, 186-pound tailback, was a member of the Bears from 2007-2010 where he carved out a nice role on special teams, recording 48 special teams stops during his final three years in Chicago. However, despite being the all-time leading rusher at Northern Illinois University with 5,164 career yards, Wolfe was used sparingly on offense during his time with the Bears, carrying the ball 72 times for 282 yards and one touchdown.
The Bears failed to tender Wolfe after his contract with the club expired following the 2010 season and he was unable to catch on with another NFL team last summer following the lockout. Wolfe was also involved in a highly publicized dispute at a Miami nightclub in May, 2010, however, he was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing in the matter by the Miami-Dade State's Attorney office.
The Alouettes first 2012 preseason game is scheduled for June 14 versus Winnipeg. The club opens up the CFL regular season on July 1 against Calgary.