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Alouettes sign defensive end John Bowman to new three-year contract

Montreal Alouettes' defensive end John Bowman

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Defensive end John Bowman has signed a new three-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes.

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Bowman shared the team lead in sacks with linebacker Shea Emry with seven to give him 60 in his career, second best all time among Alouettes. The 30-year-old had a career high 37 defensive tackles.

"John is and has been one of our hardest working players," general manager Jim Popp said Friday in a statement. "He is as tough as they come and plays the game with passion.

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"We look forward to his growing leadership with the team for the future."

Bowman joined the Alouettes in 2006. He has won two Grey Cups and is a three-time East all-star.

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