Canadian Football League

Friday, February 18, 2005

The Montreal Alouettes signed running back Michael Jenkins to a one-year deal plus an option Friday, giving their already explosive offence another dimension on the ground.
Jenkins, 28, joins Eric Lapointe and Jonas Lewis in the Als backfield and would appear to spell the end of Autry Denson's stay with the club.
Denson led the Als with 772 rushing yards last season but was scratched from the East Division final loss to the Toronto Argonauts.
Jenkins missed all of last season with an ankle injury but has put up big numbers in the CFL in the past.

"Michael Jenkins is a dominant running back who brings a new dimension to our offence," general manager Jim Popp said in a release. "He has an explosive running style and can also catch the ball. He will be an asset to our already potent offence."
Jenkins began his CFL career with the Argonauts in 2000, when he was named the team's outstanding rookie after rushing for 1,050 yards.
He was the club's outstanding player after running for 1,484 yards and eight touchdowns on 271 carries.
Jenkins spent the 2002 season with the NFL's Houston Texans and came back to Toronto for 2003, when he gaining 814 yards and scored six touchdowns


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