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Alouettes bring back DB Jerald Brown, sign LB Steve Octavien

BC Lions slotback Shawn Gore (L) is stopped by Montreal Alouettes defensive back Jerald Brown during the first half of their CFL football game in Vancouver, British Columbia September 8, 2012. Brown agreed to a two-year contract with the Alouettes on Monday.

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The Montreal Alouettes signed defensive back Jerald Brown on Saturday, a day after releasing him, and inked import linebacker Steve Octavien. Both signed two-year contracts.

Brown bounced back from an injury last season to post 52 defensive tackles and a pair of interceptions. The 32-year-old who was a CFL all-star in 2010 is entering a fifth season with the Alouettes.

"We are happy Jerald has decided to extend his stay with our team," general manager Jim Popp said in a statement. "Jerald is versatile and can play all positions on the back end. He brings a lot of self-confidence and leadership to our secondary."

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Octavien was with four NFL teams over three seasons. The 28-year-old Nebraska product played for Omaha in the UFL last season.

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