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Former BYU receiver Cody Hoffman signs 2-year deal with Montreal Alouettes

Washington Redskins receiver Cody Hoffman runs with the ball during practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Richmond, Va. The former Cougar signed a two-year deal with the Montreal Alouettes.
Washington Redskins receiver Cody Hoffman runs with the ball during practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Richmond, Va. The former Cougar signed a two-year deal with the Montreal Alouettes.
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Cody Hoffman is going north of the border to extend his playing career.

BYU's all-time leading wide receiver recently signed a two-year deal with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, the team announced. Hoffman signed a free-agent deal with the NFL's Washington Redskins last year as a rookie, but was waived before the regular season.

Hoffman becomes the second former BYU wide receiver to sign with a CFL team this offseason. Last month, Austin Collie signed with the BC Lions, where he is reunited with former Cougar quarterback John Beck.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Hoffman played in two preseason games for the Redskins last year. He was targeted twice and played 19 snaps, but did not have any receptions and was waived on Aug. 24. According to the Baltimore Sun, he worked out with the Buffalo Bills in October.

There are 10 wide receivers currently on Montreal's roster, including two others — Dobson Collins and Tramaine Thompson — who signed with Hoffman and another — slotback Nik Lewis — who signed this week. There are three players who are 6-4, including Hoffman, and another who stands 6-3.

The Alouettes' 2015 schedule begins with a preseason game at Ottawa on June 13.

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