Canadian Football League

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Sanchez traded back to team that he started his Canadian Football League carer with

Davis Sanchez is back with the Montreal Alouettes.
The Alouettes re-acquired the veteran cornerback Saturday from the Edmonton Eskimos for defensive tackle Robert Brown and defensive back Reggie Durden. This will mark Sanchez's third stint with Montreal.
Sanchez, 31, began his CFL career with Montreal in '99 after being selected in the first round of the Canadian college draft out of the University of Oregon. The Vancouver native spent the next two seasons with the Alouettes - being named a league all-star in 2000 after registering nine interceptions - before heading to the NFL's San Diego Chargers.
Sanchez appeared in 22 games with San Diego before returning to the CFL with the Calgary Stampeders in 2003. He was traded back to the Alouettes for Andrew Noel, the rights to Joey Bonaventura and a draft pick and had a solid 2004 season in Montreal, recording three interceptions and 41 tackles en route to his second East Division all-star selection.
In 2005, Sanchez signed as a free agent with Edmonton, appearing in 12 games and registering 28 tackles, two sacks, one interception and two knockdowns. He did not dress for the club's Grey Cup march, which culminated with the Eskimos downing Montreal 38-35 in overtime.

The trade will spell a return to Edmonton for Brown, who spent four seasons with the club (1998-2001). Brown, who makes his off-season home in the Alberta city, had seven tackles, two sacks and one knockdown in 15 regular-season games with Montreal last year.
Durden, entering his sixth CFL season, had 54 tackles and two interceptions last year with Montreal.
''Reggie Durden is extremely versatile and one of the CFL's top cover men,'' Edmonton coach Danny Maciocia said in a statement. ''Robert Brown is a dominant inside force who can beat you with speed or power.''


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