Alouettes acquire Harris from Elks

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The Edmonton Elks traded quarterback Trevor Harris to the Montreal Alouettes, the team announced Sunday.

Edmonton received defensive end Antonio Simmons in exchange.

Harris, 35, fills a need under center for Montreal, who recently placed starter Vernon Adams Jr. on the six-game injured list with a shoulder ailment.

"Trevor is a veteran who knows the league well and what it takes to win," said Alouettes general manager Danny Maciocia, according to CFL.ca. "We are pleased to have been able to complete this transaction. We are confident that Trevor will work well with our quarterbacks.

"We thank Antonio for his services and wish him well."

The veteran signal-caller gets a fresh start after being benched in favor of Taylor Cornelius. Harris didn't dress for the Elks' Week 11 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers after Dakota Prukop was tabbed as the backup.

Edmonton coach Jamie Elizondo said he turned to his team's younger passers in order to find a "spark" for his club, per The Canadian Press.

Harris joins his fourth CFL club in nine seasons after also spending time with Toronto and Ottawa.

The two-time Grey Cup-winning passer racked up 1,568 yards and six touchdowns while completing 70% of his passes through six contests.

Simmons, a second-year player, tallied 52 tackles, five sacks, and a forced fumble during his Montreal tenure.

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