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Vernon Adams signs 3-year deal with CFL's Montreal Alouettes

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Vernon Adams has finally found a home in professional football. Over the weekend, Adams signed a 3-year deal with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

Adams has had a rocky path to this point. Back in April, the former Oregon quarterback was not selected in the NFL draft, despite being projected to go in one of the middle rounds. His size, or lack thereof, was cited as the main reason teams chose to pass on him. Following the draft, he was not signed as an undrafted free agent. The Seahawks and Redskins invited Adams to their rookie mini-camps, but both teams decided to pass on the quarterback.

That led Adams to look north of the border. He began negotiating with the BC Lions, but neither side could come to an agreement for a contract. The Lions then traded the negotiating rights of Adams to the Montreal Alouettes in exchange for Montreal's 2017 first round pick in the CFL draft.

The Alouettes begin the regular season on June 24 at Winnipeg.